Northwest Plaza is an enclosed shopping mall located in St. Ann, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The largest mall in the St. Louis area, the mall comprises more than 1,700,000 square feet (157,935.2 m2) of gross leasable area. The mall features less than 50 stores (185 at peak), as well as a food court and 12-story office tower; anchor stores once included (even as of 2001) Famous-Barr, Sears, JCPenney, Dillard's, Burlington Coat Factory and OfficeMax. Today they only include Macy's and Sears. General Growth Properties manages the mall, which is owned by Somera Management, LLC.
Westfield Corporation sold the mall in June 2006 to Somera Capital Management, LLC. After having bought the mall for $45 million, with General Growth Properties acting as third-party leasing and management agent, the mall's name reverted to Northwest Plaza. As per the Federated Stores/May Co. merger, Famous-Barr was re-branded as Macy's. Later in 2006 or early in 2007, the Tilt closed for good. Somera soon began creating a redevelopment plan, which was approved by the city of St. Ann in 2007.
Somera unveiled a redevelopment plan in which the mall would become Lindbergh Town Center. In the plan, a small part of the Macy's hallway plus the former Kids R Us would be turned into a lifestyle center. The Dillard's and the hallway between it and Sears would become a new anchor, plus the old food court/theater/Tilt would be turned into another anchor. The remaining mall was to be renovated to feature a new "picnic inspired" food court (on the upper level of the former Woolworth's), new flooring, new paint, new skylights, a "Secret Garden" themed play area, and a feature coffee kiosk.