Address: 398 Northtown Drive, Blaine, MN, 55434
- 10:00 - 21:00 ( Mon - Fri ) 10:00 - 20:00 ( Sat ) 11:00 - 18:00 ( Sun )
Northtown Mall is a shopping mall located in Blaine, Minnesota, United States. Currently, the mall features Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Steve & Barry's, and The Home Depot as its anchor stores, with one vacant anchor slot (a former Mervyns). The Mervyns space will become a Herberger's store in late summer 2008. In addition, Northtown Mall features over 100 stores and restaurants, as well as a food court. The mall is owned by Glimcher Realty Trust.History
The mall opened in 1972, and was originally anchored by Montgomery Ward, Powers Dry Goods and Woolworth. MainStreet was added as a fifth anchor in 1983; by 1988, the short-lived MainStreet chain's stores were converted to Kohl's. Powers Dry Goods was converted to Donaldson's when the Powers chain was purchased. The old Woolworth's was divided between HomePlace and Best Buy in the late 1990s, the same year that a food court was added to the mall. Donaldson's would later be converted to a Carson Pirie Scott, then later to Mervyns.
In 2001, HomePlace and Montgomery Ward closed the last of their stores; HomePlace was replaced with Steve & Barry's in 2003. Three years later, Kohl's relocated outside the mall; the same year, Mervyn's closed its Twin Cities locations. (The Mervyn's at Northtown Mall was the highest-performing Mervyn's in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.) Kohl's has been replaced with Burlington Coat Factory, which opened in 2006.
Northtown Mall received a $2.72 million tax break from the city of Blaine to help the mall acquire another anchor store.
In 2007, LA Fitness was added to the mall as part of a renovation. This store will be created out of existing storefronts, and will require the re-routing of mall hallways. Also, the former Montgomery Ward has been demolished, and The Home Depot has been built on the site of the former store; however, Home Depot does not open out into the mall itself.
On January 23, 2008 Bon-Ton announced that they will be opening a Herberger's in the former Mervyn's location. The store is expected to open in August 2008.Anchors
* Burlington Coat Factory 2006 (Opened in 1983 as MainStreet, converted to Kohl's 1988.)
* Best Buy opened in current loaction in the mid-1990's, Best Buy fomerly occupied the space that became HomePlace and Steve & Barry's after Woolworth's downsized its store. (Opened 1972 as Woolworth's)* Steve & Barry's 2003 (Opened 1972 as Woolworth's, converted to HomePlace in late 1990's)