- The Pen Centre
The Pen Centre Location St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Opening date 1958 Management 20 VIC Owner 20 VIC No. of stores and services 180 No. of anchor tenants 11 Total retail floor area 1,036,696 square feet (23.7993 acres) Parking 5000 No. of floors 1 Website The Pen Centre
The Pen Centre (originally The Niagara Peninsula Shopping Centre) is the largest mall in the Niagara Region, located in St. Catharines, Ontario. At one point, The Pen was the fourth largest mall in Canada, with over one million square feet of floor space. Located next to the Highway 406, it features over 180 brand-name stores, three major department stores, a supermarket, six restaurants, a ten-screen movieplex, a ladies-only health club, and more recently, five big-box format stores. It also features the region's only H&M store. In addition, recent renovations have added more screens into the movieplex.
- Sears (194,611 sq ft.)
- The Bay (151,645 sq ft.)
- Zellers (96,484 sq ft.)
- Zehrs (59,908 sq ft.)
- Empire Theatres (48,888 sq ft.)
- Winners (28,476 sq ft.)
- HomeSense (25,000 sq ft.)
- SportChek (23,245 sq ft.)
- Old Navy (20,673 sq ft.)
- H&M (17,000 sq ft.)
- Pier 1 Imports (9,800 sq ft.)
- Mappins jewellers (1,500 sq ft.)
In 2011, the mall began a $13 million dollar renovation of the common area, including 3,600 sq. ft. Of new skylights, new food court, floors and ceiling treatments. Target announced that they will open a store in the centre's Zellers location, scheduled to open in the spring of 2013.
The Pen Centre originally was an outdoor mall, eventually enclosed and expanded several times. The original anchors were Miracle Mart department store, Miracle Food Mart, Sears and Zellers. The Miracle Food Mart closed and Zehrs was added to the mall. Expansions added Eatons and the cinemas. Miracle Mart department store was sold to Robinson's which in turn became The Bay. When Eaton's went bankrupt the space was subdivided into Winners, A Buck or Two, EB Games, Mappins Jewellers, Sport Chek and Old Navy.
- List of largest enclosed shopping malls in Canada
List of shopping malls in Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe City of TorontoAtrium on Bay • Bayview Village • Cedarbrae Mall • Centerpoint Mall • College Park • The Crossways • Dufferin Mall • Toronto Eaton Centre • Eglinton Square • Empress Walk • Fairview Mall • Hazelton Lanes • Honeydale Mall • Landmark* • Lawrence Plaza • Lawrence Square • Manulife Centre • Parkway Mall • PATH • Queen's Quay Terminal • Scarborough Town Centre • Sherway Gardens • Shoppers World Danforth • Shops at Don Mills • Splendid China Tower* • Woodbine Centre • Yorkdale Peel Region York Region Durham Region Halton Region City of Hamilton Niagara RegionThe Pen Centre • Niagara Square Shopping Centre Simcoe County Waterloo Region Wellington CountyThe largest mall in each area is bolded. *Ethnic malls
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