Northridge Mall is a one level enclosed regional shopping center on 94 acres (380,000 m2) in Salinas, California. It is comprised of 1,003,569 square feet (93,235 m2) of gross leasable area. There are four department stores in the main mall; Macy's, JCPenney, Mervyn's and Sears. Exterior pad sites create nine additional venues for customers in the marketplace.
Northridge Mall opened in 1972 with sixty stores and Emporium Capwells, J.C. Penney, and Mervyns as anchor stores. While the Sears, which now sits at the south end of the Mall, already existed, it was neither connected to nor affiliated with the Mall at this time. It was not until the new south wing was added in 1982 that the pre-existing Sears outlet became part of the Mall. The new wing also nearly doubled the shopping center's retail space and stores.
In 1994 the Mall was remodeled and in 1996 the Emporium Capwells outlet was replaced by Macy's; both Sears and J.C. Penney underwent extensive remodels. In 1998 the Mervyns outlet was extensively remodeled to incorporate the brand's new image.
Anchors & Majors:
Anchors: JCPenney (151,712 sq ft (14,095 m2)), Macy's (170,334 sq ft (15,825 m2)),
Forever 21 (60,000 sq ft (6,000 m2)), Sears (135,690 sq ft (12,606 m2)).
Major retail outlets: Best Buy (30,000 sq ft (3,000 m2)), Century Theatres (44,068 sq ft (4,094 m2)), Firestone (20,969 sq ft (1,948 m2)), HomeTown Buffet/Michaels/Rite Aid (55,487 sq ft (5,155 m2). total), Toys "R" Us (50,468 sq ft (4,689 m2)), Old Navy (14,584 sq ft (1,355 m2)), Gap/Gap Kids (10,649 sq ft (989 m2)).