Valley View Mall Demolition
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Page last updated or reviewed: last updated April 18, 2023 (new photos); created May 27, 2019
Valley Mall, opened in 1973 at the northwest corner of LBJ Freeway and Preston Road, was in steep decline in the 2000s. Plans for demolition and redevelopment of the property were first announced in 2012, but efforts were on hold for years with limited demolition taking place. Demolition of the three remaining anchor stores was underway in 2019.

On August 8, 2022, the Dallas Morning News reported that the owner of the former Sears property, Seritage Growth Properties, had canceled plans for development and had begun efforts to sell the 22.5 acres. Most of the mall site including the remaining structure is owned by Beck Ventures. On December 6, 2022, the Dallas Morning News reported that the Dallas City Attorney had issued a deadline of July 28, 2023, to complete demolition of the remaining structure - the center of the mall and the former cinema.

In March 2023 a fire occured in the remaining structure, prompting officials to accelerate demolition. However, as of mid-April 2023, a substantial amount of the structure still remained.
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High resolution This June 2009 photo looks west, showing Valley View Mall in the middle right side of the photo. The main part of the mall is bright white. Macy's is the upper left anchor (with arches), Sears is lower left, Dillards on the right (brown color), and JCPenney is mostly hidden on the back side. (Photo date: 23-June-2009)
2015 Photo status: For historial reference Interstate 635 was rebuilt, completed in 2015. Valley View mall is mostly demolished.
The Valley View sign was still in place along Interstate 635 in September 2020. (Photo date: 7-Sept-2020)
The exterior of the Macy's store featured a colorful mosaic. This building was originally a Sanger-Harris store, and at least two other mall department stores in North Texas had a very similar design with arches and mosaics, including Collin Creek Mall and North Hills Mall in Fort Worth. The North Hills Mall store was demolished in 2007, and the Collin Creek Mall store is slated for demolition as of May 2019. (Photo date: 3-July-2016)
Another view of the Macy's mosaic. (Photo date: 3-July-2016)
Demolition of Macy's was in progress in April 2017. This was the first phase of demolition, before demolition efforts went on a 2-year hiatus. (Photo date: 8-April-2017)
Macy's closer view. (Photo date: 8-April-2017)
The west side of the Macy's building. (Photo date: 8-April-2017)
Macy's demolition in July 2017. (Photo date: 1-July-2017)
Macy's demolition. (Photo date: 1-July-2017)
This view shows the Sears store in July 2017. The Sears store opened in 1965, 8 years before the mall opening in 1973. (Photo date: 1-July-2017)
Sears demolition in May 2019 (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
Sears demolition, with the new development depiction on the foreground fence. (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
Sears demolition (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
The anchor store on the northwest side of the mall was originally a Bloomingdales, and became a JCPenney in 1996. (Photo date: 1-July-2017)
High resolution Demolition of the JCPenney (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
Looking south, with the JCPenney site on the right and Dillards site on the left. (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
High resolution Looking southwest, with the Dillards site on the left and JCPenney site on the right. (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
High resolution This April 2017 view looks north on the east side of the mall. The brown brick structure on the right was Dillards. (Photo date: 8-April-2017)
Dillards demolition (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
Dillards demolition (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
The mall structure including the AMC cinema remained intact in May 2019. (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
Mall entrance (Photo date: 25-May-2019)
Looking west on the northeast side of the property, showing the remaining central core of the mall in September 2020. (Photo date: 7-Sept-2020)
Looking north at the remaining structure in September 2020. (Photo date: 7-Sept-2020)
View of the remaining structure in September 2022. (Photo date: 19-Sept-2022)
In April 2023 a new sign was in place along LBJ Freeway. The original Valley View sign was modified with the new property name. (Photo date: 16-April-2023)
In April 2023, 16.72 acres were for sale. (Photo date: 16-April-2023)
High resolution New concrete streets had been built on the south side of the property as of April 2023. The new streets are narrow. (Photo date: 16-April-2023)
High resolution The parking lot surface was removed on the southeast side of the property. This appears to the property that was formerly the Sears store, and is under different ownership than the main mall property. (Photo date: 16-April-2023)
High resolution The parking lot remained on the south and southwest sides (Photo date: 16-April-2023)