Macy’s Closing at Chesterfield Mall

Back in May of 2020, I had predicted the shuttered Macy’s at Chesterfield Mall would never reopen after it closed at the beginning of the pandemic. It did in fact reopen, but now it is closing again, and reopening in a smaller version in the Chesterfield Valley. I would imagine that the remaining portion of…

Chesterfield Mall, Blocked Off

Back in January of 2021 we noticed that the owners of Chesterfield Mall were building walls blocking off the old Dillard’s and Sears wings of the mall, which were also the oldest portions. When I went back recently, their plan had been implemented, and those parts had been locked and closed off. A similar form…

Triage, Chesterfield Mall

Update: By late 2021, the work was complete and the Dillard’s and Sears wings were blocked off. They’re closing off the Dillard’s and Sears wings of Chesterfield Mall, no doubt as a way of saving money on maintenance, utilities and staffing, much as the owners of Jamestown Mall did years ago. These pictures are of…

Chesterfield Mall: Epilogue

Update: With little fanfare, both Macy’s and the mall reopened after all in mid-May 2020. Macy’s eventually closed in November of 2020┬ábefore reopening a smaller store in Chesterfield Valley. I don’t think the Macy’s at Chesterfield Mall is going to reopen. Back after the Dillard’s was flooded due to a water main break, they announced…

Chesterfield Mall, The Weekend After Its Sale

Not many families come around to play at the St. Luke’s Hospital Play Area anymore, Dr. Ted E. Bear informed me on a recent visit to Chesterfield Mall. Plays areas were never this cool when I was young. We chatted a bit, and I realized later my portrait of Dr. Bear actually ended up being…

Chesterfield Mall, 99% Dead

So this is how it all ends. With Macy’s chugging along, and apparently the Cheesecake Factory and the movie theater locked into long leases or owning their own buildings, Chesterfield Mall seems to have finally bit the dust. There are still maybe two stores open, but otherwise the halls are empty, and the air conditioning…

Crumby Run-Down Malls of St. Louis #6: Chesterfield Mall

I never thought Chesterfield Mall would join the ranks of Crumby Run-Down Malls of St. Louis. But it has, and despite surviving the Great Recession, was done in by the two new outlet malls further west. I used to love this mall, back in the 1990s before the cool 1970s style was ripped out. Those…