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Southland Mall
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Entrance Arch
Location Hayward, California
Coordinates 37°39′03″N 122°06′17″W / 37.650890°N 122.104806°W / 37.650890; -122.104806Coordinates: 37°39′03″N 122°06′17″W / 37.650890°N 122.104806°W / 37.650890; -122.104806
Address 1 Southland Drive Hayward, California
Opening date 1964
Management General Growth Properties
No. of stores and services 100 to 101
No. of anchor tenants 7
Parking Yes
No. of floors 2

Southland Mall is a major shopping center in Hayward, California. The mall is basically a single-level structure, with a small lower level beneath JCPenney. The complex is conveniently located off I-880 at Winton Avenue. A bus stop is located adjacent to Kohl's.

Southland Mall currently houses Sears, Macy's, JC Penney, Kohl's, Ross and other retailers and also has an underground food court known as the Food Fair with a large TimeOut Arcade.

History

In 1961, a strip plaza known as Palma Ceia (Portuguese for "Palm Supper") was completed, which contained a Lucky's (Closed August 2, 2008), Thrifty Drug Store (now a Rite Aid), and other smaller stores. There was also a freestanding Sears. When the main building of Southland Mall was built, the Palma Ceia name was dropped (the original name used presumably due to the influence of the Portuguese-American community in the East Bay).

Southland Mall was dedicated in 1969, added to the previously-existing Sears. The new, fully-enclosed mall included Woolworth and JCPenney. A Liberty House (later Emporium Capwell and then Macy's) was part of a major expansion completed in 1979, which included an indoor swimming pool.

In 1995, a new Drug Store opened, replacing an earlier Southland store. It became the new flagship of the Hayward-based chain. In 1998, Strip Bar opened next to Sears. In 2004, Walgreens moved out of Southland. In 2005, the Southland Arches were red were painted green. In 2006, Strip Bar closed. In January 2007, Ben Dover's Cafe opened. Steve & Barry's moved into the former Gay Guys (which had been the Swimming Pool). In September 2009, a new Strip Club took over the Mervyn's store that had been shuttered earlier in the year.

Lucky's closed its doors on August 2, 2008 at 3:00 pm. Steve & Barry's closed in late 2008.

The mall once had a large elaborate bird cage, a large arcade beneath the main floor, with a bumper car attraction.

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