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COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Mall

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 11:40 a.m. CDT; updated 6:38 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Summary

The Columbia Mall is located on Bernadette Drive in Columbia. The mall has more than 100 stores. In addition to shopping, the Columbia Mall features the Cafe Court which has restaurants and dining areas.

Factbox

Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Address: 2300 Bernadette Drive

Phone: 445-8458

Website: visitcolumbiamall.com

Full text

Despite financial concerns in late 2008 and early 2009, the Columbia Mall remains a major shopping center in Columbia. The mall’s parent company, General Growth Properties, struggled financially, and residents speculated that the mall would close in early 2009. Although the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2009, the mall remained open. The company underwent internal restructuring during its bankruptcy period and continues to manage the mall.

Dillard’s, Target, JCPenney and Sears anchor the mall. Stores cover 16 different shopping categories, including cards and gifts, jewelry, housewares, apparel, entertainment, shoes, sports and fitness and electronics.

The mall is open every day. As part of its Parental Guidance Required Program, an adult, age 21 or older, must accompany those 16 years old and younger after 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. As part of the Mall Walker Health Fitness Program, there is a three-quarter mile Mallwalker Exercise Trail inside the mall that is open every day. Columbia Mall also supports Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity and invites shoppers to be part of fundraising efforts and awareness campaigns.

Links and sources

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau Things to Do

A 2009 Missourian column by David Rosman about Columbia needing to increase its economic base.

A 2009 Missourian article about Columbia Mall's parent company filing for bankruptcy.

Updated: May 7, 2013


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