The Randall Park Mall is on 20801 Miles Road in the village of North Randall, county of Cuyahoga, Ohio.
The Randall Park Mall began in the 1970’s mall boom and was opened in 1976. Developed by Edward J. DeBartolo, Senior on the former grounds of the Randall Race Track. DeBartolo allegedly threw lavish dinners for the media and press of the upcoming mall. Depicted as ‘A City within a City’ it was to have 200 shops, a performing arts center, apartments, office buildings, a theater and restaurants. The town of North Randall had a population of only 1,500 but the Randall Park Mall had 5,000 employees. The big anchor stores that occupied the Randall Park Mall in 1976 were Higbee’s, Horne’s, JCPenny, Sears and May Company. When Randall Park Mall opened it was the world’s largest shopping center but only for a short while.
Over the years, Randall Park Mall thrived into the early 1990’s but with the times, the economy and the opening of several other malls in nearby counties, many of the stores with the mall began to close off. All of Randall Park Mall began to decline and was fully closed in 2009, with only 2 retailers still operating on site. Eventually those were closed too.
The Randall Park Mall is set to be demolished during 2014, within the next 3 months. The Sears building is all that is set to remain on site. Instead of fixing and re-using this location it will be turned into an industrial park, as vacant land is prime land.
Where is the abandoned North Randall Mall in Ohio located? You can find it with these coordinates. 41.431788,-81.531494.
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