Chapel Hills Mall (OH)

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Address: 2000 BRITTAIN ROAD,, Akron, OH, 44310

Stores: 109
Hours:
10:00 - 21:00 ( Mon - Sat )  12:00 - 18:00 ( Sun )  
Phone: 330-633-1131
About

Chapel Hill Mall is a one-story, 860,000 sq ft enclosed mall located at 2000 Brittain Road in Akron, Ohio. Built by Richard (R.B.) Bucholzer and Forest City Enterprises, it opened on October 12, 1967. They continued to own the mall until 2004, when it was sold to the Chattanooga, Tennessee company CBL & Associates Properties, Inc..

History

Chapel Hill Mall sits on land once owned by Richard Bucholzer's father, J.J. Bucholzer. During the Great Depression, J.J. Bucholzer became owner of a Hower's department store in downtown Akron. The Bucholzers knew Akron would grow to the north, and they felt that a Hower's store should be located on their land. It later became evident that even larger opportunities existed, and the natural choice was a climate-controlled shopping mall. Bucholzer teamed up with Forest City Enterprises to build Akron's first indoor mall. Plans were ready by 1963, but before the mall opened, DeBartolo Corporation built Summit Mall on the west side of Akron.

Source of name: In the 1930s, young Richard Bucholzer found what appeared to be an old Indian council circle on his father's land. Because of this, Bucholzer named the development "Chapel Hill".

Anchors

Macy's (Formerly Kaufmann's, 165,184 sq. ft.)

JC Penney (194,126 sq. ft.)

Sears (200,014 sq. ft.); (Sears opened in 1966, before the entire mall was opened.)

The mall also includes:

Old Navy

Steve & Barry's University Sportswear

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