St. Louis Mills Mall (Part 1)

The St. Louis Mills Mall opened in 2003 in a suburb of St. Louis called Hazelwood. It changed hands in 2012 to become the St. Louis Outlet Mall. With the rise of Internet shopping, and opening of two outlet malls in nearby Chesterfield in 2013, the mall continued to decline. This past May, tenants were given their 30-day notice to vacate. The property has been purchased and plans are to create a large sports facility.

I had a chance to walk through last June, when the mall was nearly empty. I only saw 2 stores accessible from the inside of the mall. The larger stores that were still open — Burlington Coat Factory, Cabela’s, etc. — all had their mall entrances blocked off which just added to the spookiness of the place.

Below is the store directory as it looked in June, 2019. Most of these stores were already gone.

St. Louis Outlet Mall directory
I took a LOT of photographs, so will break this topic up over multiple posts, starting with photos of the long, empty hallways.

St. Louis Mills Mall near Cabela's
Abandoned information desk at St. Louis Mills mall
Laughing face posters at St. Louis Mills Mall
Shakespeare in the Park section of St. Louis Mills Mall
School bus kiddie ride at St. Louis Mills
Neighborhood 3 at St. Louis Mills
Neighborhood 2 Circus of Fire
Looking toward the St. Louis Blues practice rink
Neighborhood 3
Electronics vending machine
Putting Edge storefront at St. Louis Mills
Neighborhood 5 at St. Louis Mills
Child's playground at St. Louis Mills
Wetzel's Pretzels at St. Louis Mills
Children's rides at St. Louis Mills
Men's clothing store at St. Louis Mills
Hallway with trash cans to catch water leaks
Neighborhood 6 at St. Louis Mills
Neighborhood 1 at St Louis Mills

More photos are here:
St. Louis Mills Mall (Part 2)
St. Louis Mills Mall (Part 3)

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