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Springfield Mall
Location Springfield, Virginia, United States
Opening date 1972
Developer Arthur M. Fischer Inc. and Franconia Associates
Owner Vornado Realty Trust
No. of stores and services 120
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 1,452,000 sq ft (134,900 m2)
Parking 8,000
No. of floors 2 of retail
Website [1]

Springfield Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Springfield, Virginia, located at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Route 644 (Franconia Road) north of the Franconia-Springfield (Washington Metro) metro station. It was constructed in 1972 by developer Arthur M. Fischer and expanded in the late 1980s. It is operated by Vornado Realty Trust, which purchased an option to buy the mall in 2005.[1] In early 2006, Vornado took control of the mall.[2]

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Former anchors

Notable events

On November 11, 1985, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Springfield Mall to see the "Best of Britain" promotion at the mall's J.C. Penny location, during a much-publicized trip to the U.S.[3]

In the 1980s, the mall was home to a pair of Pizza Delight restaurants, which were shut down in January 1987 when they were found to be among several hubs for an East Coast cocaine-distribution ring.[4]

This mall's DMV Express office was where two of the hijackers in the September 11, 2001 attacks, Hani Hanjour and Khalid Almihdhar, illegally obtained state identification.[5] The mall also experienced two gang-related stabbings in 2005,[6] and a fatal shooting in December 2007.[7] On September 13, 2008 a woman was abducted and was killed in a car crash involving the suspects.[8]

Redevelopment

In 2006, Vornado announced preliminary plans to redevelop the mall area, which would including adding a town-center component, upgrading the retailer mix and adding office and residential space.[2][9] As of May 2008, many of the stores (including most of the restaurants and the AMC theaters) have closed or relocated in preparation for the upcoming renovations.

In January 2009, the carousel and the play structure by the old movie theater were both removed in preparation for the upcoming changes to the mall. The mall will be redeveloped and have its name changed to the "Springfield Town Center".

Fall 2010 Spring 2011
new combined food court and cinema newly renovated shops

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Coordinates: 38°46′30″N 77°10′26″W / 38.775°N 77.174°W / 38.775; -77.174

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