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Jefferson Mall, Louisville

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Jefferson Mall is a Louisville, Kentucky, shopping mall located near the intersection of Interstate 65 and Outer Loop in southern Louisville. It is the only major mall in southern Jefferson County, and the only of Louisville's six regional shopping centers (400,000+ square feet) serving the south and west county; the others are located in the east county.
Jefferson Mall opened on August 2, 1978, named for the county it is located in. The mall's original anchor stores included JCPenney, Sears, Stewart Dry Goods, and Shillito's. Jefferson Mall originally had no food court, only a Burger King, a Chick-fil-A, and a casual dining restaurant called Annabelle's. The mall was developed by Richard E. Jacobs Group of Cleveland, Ohio and included 936,000 square feet (87,000 m2) of space.
The mall was sold in 2000 to CBL & Associates Properties of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Louisville's daily newspaper, The Courier-Journal, described the mall as "overlooked" in the Louisville retail scene, not as popular as Oxmoor Center and Mall St. Matthews in eastern Jefferson County. At the time, Jefferson Mall had not been updated substantially since its opening except for the addition of a food court in 1999. The mall's first major renovation was completed in 2003 and included new entrances.

The mall's current anchor stores are Dillard's and JCPenney. There are 95 permanent stores and 990,452 sq ft (92,016.0 m2) of leased space.
In March 2005 Macy's assumed operation of the former Shillito's, then closed in April 2017 as part of a company-wide downsizing. The former Macy's became Round One Entertainment in December 2018.

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing in January 2019 as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide which left Dillard's and JCPenney as the only traditional anchors left.
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  • We aren't much of the mall shopping family but the Jefferson Mall is a fun trip for us now and then when we are in the area. Clean and bright. Good selections too! If you are a mall shopper this just....  more »
  • This mall is pretty nice. It gets a 4 because it has all of the stores I like to visit. It also has a game center that serves alcohol. Black Friday will be much easier this year.
  • Well normally I go to the mall on the weekends and later in the afternoon. Today I went with my daughter before noon and it was so quiet. I got to say I may start shopping durning the morning when I can. It was a very nice experience that is for sure.

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