North Kent Mall - Grand Rapids MI

Address: Jupiter and Plainfield Ave.
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Zip: 49525
County: Kent
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From GRRetro Blog

North Kent opened in 1971, anchored by Montgomery Ward and Wurzberg's, with a Turnstyle on an outlot. Wurzberg's closed in 1974, and was replaced by Kmart. The Turnstyle building was used by Meijer for a while as a clearance center and offices, but now sits vacant. The mall went into a slow decline and by 2000 was nearly dead. The last remaining stores were Waldenbooks, JoAnn Fabrics, Bargain Books, Radio Shack, Zales Jewelery, and GNC.

In 1999 there were displays posted about plans to renovate the mall, and add a third unnamed anchor, but those never came to pass. In October 2000, it was announced that the mall would be demolished for a Lowe's. Both anchors (Kmart and Wards) would remain. The mall closed in March 2001 and Wards closed a week later in bankrupcy. The Wards building has been divided into Dunhams, Dollar Tree, and Family Farm & Home.

From 100.5 The River

The mall went into a slow decline and by 2000 was nearly dead. The last remaining stores were Waldenbooks, JoAnn Fabrics, Bargain Books, Radio Shack, Zales Jewelery, and GNC. In 1999 there were displays posted about plans to renovate the mall, and add a third unnamed anchor, but those never came to pass.

In October 2000, it was announced that the mall would be demolished for a Lowe's. Both anchors (Kmart and Wards) would remain. The mall closed in March 2001 and Wards closed a week later in bankruptcy and Kmart soon followed. Life goes on.

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THE ORIGINAL SIGN FROM THE RIVER 100 POINT 5
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NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
North Kent Mall - NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
North Kent Mall - NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
North Kent Mall - NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
North Kent Mall - NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
NORTH KENT THEATERS AS OF 2002
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North Kent Mall - APRIL 1977 WURZBURGS CLOSING
APRIL 1977 WURZBURGS CLOSING
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MARCH 1969 ARTICLE ON PLANNED MALL
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MARCH 1985 MALL MANAGER PROFILE
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OLD MALL LAYOUT FROM GR RETRO
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