The Shops at Tanforan is a shopping mall and business area in San Bruno, California, in the Peninsula area of the Bay Area, 10 miles (16 km) south of San Francisco. It is served by the adjacent San Bruno BART subway station and is served by several local SamTrans bus lines. It was reopened in October 2005 after several years of remodeling. Prior to its current role as a shopping mall, Tanforan was a racetrack, serving at various times as an airfield, military training center, internment camp, and golf course. Currently, the site is occupied by a shopping mall which features JCPenney, Sears and Target as its anchor stores.
The mall was rebuilt in 2003, in order to take advantage of the BART San Francisco International Airport extension.
Target has recently remodeled its store and a new garage is currently under construction on the Target side of the mall. A large garage on the Sears side has also been built (with the bottom floor having been open to the public during the 2006 Christmas shopping season and) with a Cinemark Century Theatres above it. On April 18, 2008, the theaters had its grand opening, with a skybridge between the mall and theater connecting the two structures. The bottom floor of the garage also serves as a walkway to both the San Bruno Police Department and the BART station.
A two-level Barnes and Noble bookstore is located at the center of the El Camino Real entrance.
Tanforan is home to a concept store for Old Navy, which has corporate headquarters about 0.5 mile (800 m) away on Cherry Ave and 15 minutes downtown to Folsom St. in San Francisco. The concept launched in March with a very natural design (sans the typically seen truck) and is designed to be a concept for future Old Navy stores.