PHOENIX — Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix will close its doors for good at the end of June due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Several stores, including Lids, Victoria's Secret and Brute Force Sports confirmed the mall would close on June 30. Tenants and vendors will be able to remove property through July 15.
Metrocenter Mall is located near Dunlap Avenue and Interstate 17.
It was first built in 1973 as one of the nation’s largest retail facilities and has been a staple in the community for 47 years. But hard times turned the once prosperous mall into something resembling a ghost town.
Metrocenter Mall is the latest business in Arizona to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe announced it would remain closed for the 2020 season.
The announcement was made Friday due to the "evolving global health crisis and the associated restrictions related to social distancing."
Anyone who bought a daily or season pass can keep it through 2021. Anyone who bought a daily or season pass through Groupon can also keep it through 2021. Anyone can request a refund if they would like.
Officials said they hope to reopen in 2021.
Also on Friday, Apple announced it would close 11 stores in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina just a few weeks after reopening them.
The decision came amid rising infections in some states, particularly those that began loosening the restrictions requiring most people to stay home and most stores to shut down this spring.