Empire Mall is an enclosed mall located in Sioux Falls. Opened with forty seven stores, and JCPenney and Younkers, the two anchors, the current Empire Mall has augmented and is whopping. The Mall was first expanded in 1978 when some twenty two new stores were added in the newly designed wing.
During 1990s, New Town Mall, the mall that straddled near to the Empire Mall was included in the Empire. Soon the name of the New Town Mall was also changed to Empire East. In 1998, Sears were added to the Empire Mall along with twenty seven new stores. This new insertion further added charm to the sublime look of the mall. The four store-lined corridors granted the mall with a square south and the Empire Mall now measured one million square feet. It had actually evolved as a big-box. The theatres in the New Town Mall were also replaced and there were no more Kohls and Bed Bath in the Empire Mall. It had now become the largest mall that lied between the lands of Minneapolis and Denver.
In 2001, a food court named Harvest Cafe Court was added to the mall. The same year, the Dayton’s was transmuted into Marshall Fields and after few years in 2006 Marshall Fields was transmuted into the Macy’s. Today Empire Mall is one of the most visited places by the tourists in the South Dakota. Its popularity has even succeeded Mount Rushmore. There is also a supermarket named Tempo supermarket that spreads it arms only half a mile away towards the east of the Empire Mall.
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