Dallas, TX

Longstanding U.S. Shopping Mall Being Demolished

Joel Eisenberg

The demolition concludes a lengthy delay.

Valley View Center MallPhoto byAdobe Stock

Author’s Note

This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: Wikipedia.org and DallasNews.com.


I write extensively about the state of U.S. shopping malls for NewsBreak. In recent months, most of my articles have detailed longstanding mall closures or sales.

This present piece is particularly relevant as it will discuss a long-awaited mall demolition.

Firstly, Wikipedia features a comprehensive and well-attributed overview of Texas’ Valley View Center: Valley View Center is a dead mall located at Interstate 635 and Preston Road in north Dallas, Texas, U.S. It is owned and managed by Dallas-based Beck Ventures. The anchor stores that were once JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, Sanger-Harris, and Dillard's are all vacant. Originally developed in 1973, the mall flourished and expanded during the 1980s, but began to encounter financial difficulties by the 1990s.

The mall permanently closed January 2, 2022.

Now comes word that Valley View Center, following years of setbacks, is in the midst of being demolished.

Let us explore further.

U.S. Shopping Malls, 2023

According to a report from DallasNews.com, entitled “5 Things to Know About the Demolition of the Valley View Mall,” obstacles blocking said demolition have been eliminated.

As excerpted from the report: A series of recent fires has paved the way for the demolition of the vacant Valley View Center mall, which started last week. The remaining 300,000-square-foot building in North Dallas was scheduled to be demolished starting this week, but the timeline was pushed up after two firefighters were injured while responding to a fire there last Thursday. It’s the latest chapter of a year- long saga.

In terms of the titular “5 Things to Know” in the report, the most immediate takeaway is the demolition will take three to four months to tear down and clear the site.


This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, inclusive of redevelopment specifics and progress, and official announcements of milestone dates, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

Thank you for reading.

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