When Anderson Mall, located in Anderson County, South Carolina, opened in 1972, developers intended to serve the entire region with a brand mix guaranteed to attract a variety of patrons. The shopping center did that and more; it’s been 40-plus years and the shopping center remains an iconic destination for visitors and locals. At 62,338 square meters, Anderson Mall is also a popular destination for those interested in more than browsing: plenty of mall walk devotees show up to do laps around the building. Anderson Mall is located at the intersection of Clemson Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard after using Exit 19A from I-85.
Four major tenants anchor this shopping center: Belk (12,508 square meters), JCPenney, occupies 11 615 square meters, Sears (8822 square meters) and the newest kid on the block, Dillards, fills 10,034 square meters with their signature offerings. Under the purview of Simon Properties, a name familiar to commercial real estate developers, Anderson Mall continues to evolve as a popular Anderson County destination.
Tenant mix: Anderson Mall’s specialty stores include the aforementioned anchor stores plus American Eagle Outfitters, Wet Seal, Books-A-Million, The Children's Place, Hollister Co., Hot Topic, Hat World, Manhattan, and Rack Room Shoes. Anderson Mall shoppers frequent Chico’s, Belk, Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker Express, Chic 5 Boutique, Victoria's Secret, The Piercing Pagoda, New York & Company, Champs Sports, Claire’s, Hollister Co., Journeys, Kay Jewelers, Lane Bryant, Lens Crafters, Lids, American Eagle Outfitters, Footaction USA, Aeropostale and The Children's Place as well. Shoppers grab a casual bite at small eateries sprinkled along corridors, though many admit to skipping the main meal and going straight to Great American Cookies for shopping energy.