Northgate Mall, also called Northgate, is an enclosed shopping mall in the Chattanooga, Tennessee suburb of Hixson. Opened on March 15, 1972, it was the second mall built in Chattanooga.Make Northgate Mall a part of your Chattanooga vacation plans using our Chattanooga online tour planner.
Northgate Mall was built in 1972 on land originally intended for a drive-in movie theater by a predecessor to CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), Arlen Shopping Center Group. The mall was considered the northside competition to now-defunct Eastgate Mall and is now considered a sister property of CBL's Hamilton Place Mall. Northgate was later sold by Arlen, being renovated in 1991 and 1997, and eventually ended up with General Growth Properties (GGP) in 2000. After expanding Northgate between 2005 and 2008, GGP sold the mall to CBL for $11.5 million in September 2011.
A 14-screen movie theater, owned by Carmike Cinemas, opened in 2005. A new food court was proposed to go in where the Book Gallery is located, but it was never built.
On April 13, 2009, a woman was killed after her car crashed into the Sears building. The woman entered the Northgate Mall entrance from Highway 153. The vehicle jumped a curb and sped toward Sears, where it crashed into the southwest corner of the building. The crash left a 3by hole in the wall of the shoe storage area of the department store.
In early 2013, Northgate underwent a planned multimillion-dollar major renovation, including new flooring, ceiling and lighting upgrades, and repainting, which were completed by Christmas 2013. A 70000sqft associated center, which is located directly across from Northgate's main entrance and has T.J. Maxx and added Ross Dress for Less, Michael's Arts & Crafts, and a brand-new facade in a related renovation, which was completed by the fall of 2013.
Northgate Mall Reviews
The mall was kinda small but it was still very nice and had a few of my favorite stores in there. The staff was very helpful and even the security lady stopped and spoke with the children. Not a... more »
I love the stores around the mall. Very easy access with plenty of parking. Appears to be a very safe area. more »
Nice small mall, but way to many closed stores, and no food court. There isnt a lot of the traditional stores left. What is there is nice, and well stocked, and there are specific specialized stores, a play area and an arcade with a jumping area for the kids. Would love to see it get built back up again.
I love Michaels but it is always so hot inside the store and it really makes it hard to stay and shop for what you need! The manager is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely give it five stars if it weren't for corporate controlling the temperature inside all stores. Locals know best what the temp should be!!
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