The Northgate Mall, is a shopping mall located in San Rafael, California, 15 miles (24 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
It's the largest of three shopping centers in San Rafael called Northgate. It is managed by The Macerich Company. It is the only enclosed regional shopping center in Marin County. The mall's anchors are Macy's and Sears. Mervyn's used to occupy the mall but since the company filed for Bankruptcy it has since closed and will soon be replaced by a Kohl's. It also contains a Century Theatres multiplex, a food court, and more than 90 specialty stores, services, and restaurants.
The original anchor in the corner occupied by Macy's, was The Emporium, which opened in 1964. When the rest of the mall opened in 1965, it had an open-air design. The mall was enclosed when it was renovated in 1987.
M&T Properties, Inc. was the original owner. Macerich bought the mall in 1985.
Macerich began renovating the mall in 2008. The proposed renovation has been controversial, as housing advocates have pushed for inclusion of affordable housing in the project (to replace the aging housing in the Canal Area), while Macerich wants to proceed without triggering a full-scale environmental review.
Anchors & Majors
Century Theatres (45,000 sq ft./4,181m³)
Macy's (254,015 sq ft./23,599m³)
Sears (134,976 sq ft./12,538m³)