SOUTHWYCK MALL: TOLEDO, OH
Blake Hutchison's Commentary
PostedvSeptember 13, 2005 (user submitted)
Not exactly a completely dead mall, but not exactly a completely living mall,
The Southwyck Mall in Toledo, Ohio is an excellent sample for "dead mall
museum." Opened in 1972 on the south side of Toledo, this mall is now an ideal
"dead mall museum," at least for now.
Dillards is the only anchor left here. In November 2005, that will no longer
be the case. Dillards will pull out and move to the Fallen Timbers shopping
center in Maumee, leaving Southwyck anchorless.
The closed anchor spaces (2 of 3) were occupied by Montgomery Ward and
LaSalle's, which later became Dillards Home Store, according to a mall janitor
I asked when I was near the LaSalle's space.
The abandoned Montgomery Ward even has its signs still up. If I hadn't known
Montgomery Ward was completely out of business, I would have thought it was
still open, had there been cars near the dead anchor space.
The fountains are STILL RUNNING as of September 2005, which actually makes the
mall a nice, peaceful and quiet place to study for my classes at the University
Dave Frania's Commentary
Posted March 24, 2009 (user submitted)
At long last, Southwyck Mall is coming down! After sitting idle
for months and months following it's official closure, demolition began
on Monday, March 23, 2009. First on the agenda is asbestos removal,
which will take several months to complete. Following that, the structure
itsef will be demolished. The city has announced that it
will take approximately seven months to complete the entire process.
Developer Larry Dillin has said this long-awaited progress will finally
make it much easier for him to market this site in order to
bring new life to this high-traffic South Toledo location. Current plans
call for a mix of retail, office & residential development in a mixed-use
www.wtol.com/Global/stor y.asp?S=3639753 - An Excellent Link To The Efforts To Redevelop The Mall.
Southwyck Mall: Toledo, Ohio [offsite write up]