Address: 1155 Saint Louis Galleria, Saint Louis, MO, 63117
- 10:00 - 21:00 ( Mon - Sat ) 11:00 - 18:00 ( Sun )
The Saint Louis Galleria (or St. Louis Galleria) is a shopping mall in the St. Louis suburb of Richmond Heights. The mall is owned and operated by General Growth Properties. Originally the site of the Westroads Shopping Center anchored by Stix Baer & Fuller, in 1984 the property was sold to Hycel Properties which demolished most of the mall (not the Stix store) and built the Saint Louis Galleria. Dillard's, which had acquired the old Stix chain, expanded the existing location at the same time, while retailer Mark Shale opened a major store. In 1991 an expansion south of the Atrium allowed for a significant increase in mall space. The Clayton Famous Barr store relocated to the Galleria, and the May company also opened a Lord & Taylor store on the south end. The addition also included an emergency electric generator that can supply limited lighting and monitoring functions (but not full operations) during a power failure. The mall receives external electric service from four different points. It adapted the enclosed delivery corridor concept (but very little of the actual structure) from the Westroads design. Trucks enter on the south end and exit on the north end. The original loading dock for the Stix store (which remains in operation) is very similar in design to the loading dock at River Roads Mall, another Stix-developed shopping mall.
The Galleria is where the first Build-A-Bear Workshop opened in 1997. Eddie Bauer opened its first Eddie Bauer Home store at the Galleria in 1991.
The Saint Louis Galleria hosts the flagship St. Louis stores of Gap Inc, Urban Outfitters, Jimmy'z, Janie and Jack, and many other stores, including one of the metropolitan area's two Apple Stores. The shopping center also has an independent movie theater with six screens. The below-ground food court was renovated just in time for the holiday season of 2005; however, controversy exists over the fact that all local and regional restaurants were removed in favor of generic chain restaurants. The Galleria Food Court now offers far less selection than before.
A series of incidents involving law enforcement in 2006 have called into question the safety of the mall's atmosphere. Two brawls less than 6 months apart have occurred between rowdy teenagers, and this has prompted officials to create a parental supervising policy starting April 20th, 2007. This policy states that anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old on Fridays and Saturdays, after 3 p.m.
Nordstrom has confirmed that it will open a store in 2010 on the former Lord & Taylor site. It plans to demolish the Lord & Taylor store so that it can build a larger store.Anchors
Dillard's (opened 1984, 330,000 ft²)
Macy's (opened 1991 as Famous-Barr, became Macy's 2006, 265,000 ft²)
Mark Shale (27,000 ft²)
Lord and Taylor] opened 1991, closed 2006.
Nordstrom (opening spring 2010)