This building now houses MCL Cafeteria and Personal Finance. The building looks to me like an old JCPenney Auto Center, but I am not 100% sure it was one. If so, that means MCL Cafeteria and Personal Finance relocated from inside the mall since both were listed in a 1974 directory of the mall.
The 390,834 square foot Richmond Square Mall was developed by The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation in 1966. The original anchor stores were department stores Montgomery Ward and JCPenney along with junior anchor F.W. Woolworth Co. Montgomery Ward later became Sears (now closed) and Woolworth became OfficeMax. Dillard’s would be built onto the mall in 1997.
In the late 2000s, the Richmond Square Mall started struggling. It lost Sears in 2013 as well as many of the stores inside the mall. The mall was sold in 2015 to Hull Property Group. In 2016, the mall underwent a major renovation and changed its name to Richmond Mall. The remodel brought new carpeting to the mall, the vacant stores were sealed up, and new signage was installed. While the interior is still largely empty, three of the four anchor store slots are still occupied by JCPenney, OfficeMax, and Dillard’s.
A post I did with a little more information…
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