Beaver Valley Mall opened in 1970 as a regional shopping mall, located in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Its anchors are Boscov's, Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and offers over 100 stores and a food court.
Beaver Valley Mall was the scene of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. history, when 660 people contracted the virus and 4 people died after eating at the defunct Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant during the months of October and November in 2003. After a long investigation, it was discovered that Green onions imported from Mexico were the cause of the outbreak. Business at the mall had dropped considerably after the outbreak, but has since returned to normal numbers with the help of new tenants and more development in Center Township. The outbreak did not affect restaurants that were outparcels on the mall property, but did affect the food court tenants for a period of time.
Chi-Chi's, as a business, has since gone out of business and its location in the mall had been taken by another Mexican restaurant called "The Three Amigos," but that closed as well and it is now El-Campo. Part of the old restaurant site has since been used to build Dick's Sporting Goods.
Anchors & Majors Retailers
Batchelor Furniture (18,087 sq ft.)
Boscov's, opened as Horne's (194,498 sq ft.)
Dick's Sporting Goods (45,451 sq ft.)
JCPenney (126,010 sq ft.)
Macy's, opened as Kaufmann's (204,770 sq ft.)
Sears (152,127 sq ft.))