Monroe Crossing Mall (Monroe Crossing) is a 395,000 square feet (37,000 m) regional mall located in Monroe, North Carolina, a southern suburban area of Charlotte, North Carolina in Union County. The mall houses a mix of local and national retailers and anchor stores.
Monroe, North Carolina is the 11th fastest growing county in the United States. Monroe Crossing is on West Roosevelt Boulevard, in front of US Route 74, which is the primary route to Charlotte and carries more than 54,000 cars per day. Monroe Crossing is anchored by Belk, JCPenney, and Sears. Other popular tenants include Bath and Body Works, GNC, Hallmark, Chick-fil-A and Red Bowl Asian Bistro.
Monroe Crossing Mall runs a club called "Just KID-ding Around", which hosts monthly themed events for children. Monroe Crossing often partners with local charities and Radio Disney to host these events.
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This property was originally built in 1979, and was known as Monroe Mall. The mall was renovated in 2001, and then was acquired by Madison Marquette in December 2005. Since acquiring Monroe Crossing, Madison Marquette has improved the mall aesthetically and with more aggressive leasing practices. Monroe Crossing was renovated again in 2009; some of the improvements included: new floors, signage, tenants, furniture and seating areas.
Its largest anchor department store, Belk, expanded its location at Monroe Crossing from 65,000 square feet to 95,000 square feet in March 2008 in a $5.8 million expansion. Belk's brand offerings increased with the expansion to include brands such as Michael Kors, Karen Kane, and Ralph Lauren.
The mall's anchor stores include: