Updates, new stores coming to Riverside Plaza

Updates, new stores coming to Riverside Plaza

(UPDATE, Aug. 27: Thanks to commenter Matthew, we’ve added new images showing the exterior changes being made to the former Harris’ building. Note the designs, however, have changed somewhat from what is depicted within the images — namely, the reversing of the exterior escalator.) Construction has been underway for the past several months retrofitting the former Harris’/Gottschalks/Forever 21 department store…

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GO: Farrell’s triumphant return to Riverside!

GO: Farrell’s triumphant return to Riverside!

After nearly 30 years — and several months of anticipation — Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is once again back in Riverside! The relaunched chain held a grand opening this week for its 5th (and largest) restaurant near Riverside’s Castle Park. Those who grew up in Southern California during the 1970s and 1980s will fondly remember Farrell’s. The festive atmosphere combined…

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Forever 21 closes Riverside Plaza store

Forever 21 closes Riverside Plaza store

As expected, clothing retailer Forever 21 closed its Riverside Plaza location this past weekend, leaving the Plaza’s largest building vacant. F21 opened at the Plaza in August 2009 replacing Gottschalks, which closed a month earlier as that chain ceased operations. The building dates back to 1957 when constructed for San Bernardino-based Harris’, which remained in the building as Harris-Gottschalks following…

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Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour returning to Riverside

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour returning to Riverside

Update – July 19: We’ve added an artist depiction of the new Riverside location Get ready to ring the bells and sound the sirens for “The Zoo” and the “Pig’s Trough” as the much beloved Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is returning to Riverside! The recently relaunched chain announced plans a few days ago that it will open its fifth Southern…

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Forever 21 completes move — and makeover — at Galleria at Tyler

Forever 21 completes move — and makeover — at Galleria at Tyler

Following 5 years of vacancy — and several months of renovation work — the former Broadway / Macy’s department store at Riverside’s Galleria at Tyler mall is once again occupied. Last weekend, the doors to the distinctive building reopened as Forever 21 relocated its smaller inline mall store into the much larger pad located at the north end of the…

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Work begins on vacant Broadway at Galleria at Tyler

Work begins on vacant Broadway at Galleria at Tyler

After nearly 5 years of being vacant, renovation work has begun on the former Broadway/Macy’s department store at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside. Unofficial reports have clothing retailer Forever 21 relocating from a smaller store elsewhere in the mall into the much larger, 3-story building. Opening with the then-Tyler Mall in 1970, the 164,000 sq. ft. store for The…

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Riverside’s Galleria at Tyler mall turns 40

Riverside’s Galleria at Tyler mall turns 40

In a fanfare of Spanish fashioned pageantry, Riverside’s new Tyler Mall will be trumpeted to a formal opening tomorrow morning, the 64-acre shopping center adding $40 million stature to the city’s retail sphere. It is the first mall-under-roof in the city. That’s how the local newspaper — The Press-Enterprise — described the city’s new retail mecca 40 years ago in…

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Local malls holding their own

On the heels of the worst holiday shopping season since 1969, the nation’s retail landscape is likely headed for moderate changes as weak and battered retailers file for bankruptcy protection, close stores and/or shut down entirely. The transformation could see shoppers, both nationally and locally, greeted in the coming months with more than a few empty storefronts lining the halls…

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Out & About – 02/23/2008

Out & About – 02/23/2008

Trips to local malls this weekend brought evidence of renovation and change at two of the region’s largest shopping centers. First up, a quick stop at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside saw the removal of the center’s original 1991 sign, itself a replacement for the 1970 sign*. With the recent additions to the mall of an AMC theater complex…

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‘North Village’ opens at Galleria

‘North Village’ opens at Galleria

After several years without a multiplex theater, Riverside’s Galleria at Tyler mall is once again lighting up the big screen following last weekend’s opening of the AMC Tyler 16. As part of the mall’s “North Village” expansion, the AMC theater replaces the center’s original UA Theater that was cleared to make way for a free-standing Barnes & Noble in 2001….

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