Are you in Phoenix? Do you wish to shop? Let us direct you to the best spot. The Masterpiece of Christown Spectrum Mall.
In the city of Phoenix, Arizona, United States is a shopping mall called the Christown Spectrum Mall. The Christown mall is located at 1703 West Bethany Home Road, it was developed by Del E Webb Corporation and managed by Vestar Development Co.
The Christown Spectrum mall is currently the oldest functioning shopping mall in Phoenix, Arizona. The mall was the third mall that was built in Phoenix city and the only one standing amongst the first three.
The shopping mall derived its name from its former alias of Christown mall and Phoenix
Spectrum mall respectively. Both names were previous names of the shopping mall. The shopping mall of Christown was built by architect Welton Becket. The mall has 1 floor plus mezzanine, 50+ stores, services, and 10 anchor tenants this includes out parcels and junior anchors of which 8 are open and 2 are vacant. The Christown Spectrum also has ownership of “Big 5 sporting goods, Dollar tree, PetSmart, Ross Dress for Less, Walgreens, and Hankins Theater.
History of Chris-Town Mall
The Christown mall was at its inception named after the farmer, Chris Harri. In the late 1950s. Chris Harri sold large portions of his farm to Del Webb who was the mall’s developer, the construction of the mall was completed in the mid-1961. The Christown mall then opened its doors to the public on August 24 amidst massive jubilation. The mall then became a competition to the already existing malls, it had an air-conditioned interior and was indoors. The original anchors of the mall were; Montgomery Ward and JC Penney. In the year 1966 “Korricks’’ which was one of the three original anchor departments was bought by the business and renamed as “The Broadway”. In the same year, two movie theaters broke ground on the southwest side of the main parking lot. By the year 1974; a new wing was opened in the southwest of the mall to a united artist cinema, it then became the mall’s second movie theater.
In the new millennium few changes occurred at the mall, the name was changed to Phoenix Spectrum mall. In the year 2015, Kimco Realty purchased the shopping mall for $ 115.3 million, at the time the mall was already 94% filled up.