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5308 Pacific Avenue -
In 1964, Stone Bros. broke ground on Stockton’s Sherwood Mall. Initially, the 500,000 square-foot enclosed mall was anchored by the Stockton area’s first Macy’s and Montgomery Ward stores. Since the early 1960s, the mall has been expanded and renovated.
Sherwood Mall opened in 1979 with 32 stores, anchored by Macy's and Montgomery Ward. In 1985, Gottschalks was added and four years later, the center was expanded to include additional retail space.
The exterior was recently updated using a Craftsman style Up-to-date colors and beautiful ledge stone give the building a chic and lasting beauty.
Inside you'll find ledge stone pillars, palm trees, tasteful lighting, and comfortable soft seating areas. Sherwood Mall has raised the bar for shopping center design in the Central Valley.
You'll find a nice collection of anchor stores, including Macy's and Best Buy. Outside the mall, you can find
BestBuy, Petco and HomeGoods. Inside the mall, you can find many national
retailers with some local, one-of-a-kind stores.
Photo taken on a Sunday morning before the mall opened.
Sherwood Mall is located in Stockton CA. From I-5, exit east March Lane. Drive 1.5 miles and turn left on Pacific Avenue. The mall is on the right.
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Sherwood Mall 5308 Pacific Avenue - 1968 - Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.
Sherwood Mall - 1968 - In 1964, Stone Bros. broke ground on Stockton’s Sherwood Mall. Initially, the 500,000 square-foot enclosed mall was anchored by
the Stockton area’s first Macy’s and Montgomery Ward stores. Since the early 1960s, the mall has been expanded and renovated. The
Sherwood Mall opened 13 years later in 1979 which became the death of downtown Stockton. Sherwood Mall - 1968 - Left photos courtesy
of Floyd Perry Jr.
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
476-1403 30 - Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is an American chain of pretzel bakeries founded by Anne F. Beiler and her husband, Jonas, in 1988. Auntie
Anne's serves products such as pretzels, dips, and beverages. Their pretzel products are also available in the form of an At-Home Baking Kit.
Auntie Anne's has more than 300 franchisees with more than 1,200 locations in the United States and more than 23 countries globally.
Bath & Body Works
- An American retail store under the Limited Brands umbrella. It was founded in 1990 in New Albany, Ohio and has since expanded across the United States and Canada.
they specialize in lotions, bath items, personal care items, and home fragrances
Pacific and Robinhood - Named "Company of the Year" by Forbes magazine in 2004, "Specialty Retailer of the Decade" by Discount Store News in 2001,
ranked in the Top 10 of "America's Most Generous Corporations" by Forbes in 2005 (based on 2004 giving), and made Fortune magazine's List of Most Admired Companies in
2006. On March 9, 2009, Best Buy became the largest electronics retail store (online and bricks and mortar) in the eastern United States, after smaller rival Circuit
City went out of business. Fry's Electronics remains a major competitor in the western United States, while hhgregg remains competitive in the eastern United States.
Many locations feature in-store pickup, which can be arranged through the company's website.
Cell Sounds A Metro PCS Dealer 477-4644 E-6
Champs Sports478-8280 - The second-largest component retailer in the Foot Locker family
of stores. Champs offers for sale footwear, apparel and sporting goods. The company sponsors the Champs Sports Bowl college football game. It is headquartered in
Bradenton, Florida in the United States. There are 552 stores across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, averaging 3,500 square feet (330
m2) of selling floor
Coming Soon - Disk's Sporting Goods - Former Gottchalks - Gottschalks (former NYSE ticker symbol GOT) was a middle-tier American department store that
operated 58 department stores and three specialty apparel stores in six western states (California, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada); some locations ran as
Harris-Gottschalks stores. Prior to liquidation, it was the largest independently owned, publicly traded department store chain in the United States. On January 14,
2009, Gottschalks filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This bankruptcy became a liquidation on March 31, 2009
Don Roberto Jewelers 473-4606 29
Former Elephant Bar Sherwood Mall
Former Elephant Bar - 5202 Pacific Avenue Their first restaurant opened in 1980. As of July 2009, the chain comprises 47 restaurants throughout ten states with the
majority in California. Elephant Bar Restaurants are also located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, and Oklahoma.
The upscale restaurants are decorated around an African safari theme, with wildlife motifs including zebra-striped ceilings and leopard-print carpets. Many of the
dishes offered are pan-Asian fusion in design - Elephant Bar Website- 2nd from left photo courtesy of Michael Fitzgerald
Former Lyon's Restaurant - Corner of Pacific and Yokuts - After bankruptcy in February 1998 Lyon's was acquired by ICH, an Arby's franchisee. In January 2001 ICH
sold Lyon's to Amber's Pacific Restaurants Inc., a company of San Diego restaurant owner Amber Lao. APRI filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2001, blaming the
economic turndown at that time. Closures continued steadily, with the Santa Rosa, CA location ceasing operations on March 17, 2012, leaving only a handful of locations
still operating until the final outlets in Sacramento and Stockton were closed down by April 1, 2012.
Middle photo by Mike Fitzgerald. Now a Red
Robin at this location
Foot Locker 951-8575 - After 1997, Wal-Mart replaced Woolworth in the Dow Jones average.
The Woolworth Corporation remained the parent company of Foot Locker, and in 1998 it changed its name to "Venator Group, Inc." By the 1990s, Foot Locker was responsible
for more than 70 percent of Kinney Shoe Corp. sales, while traditional shoe retailer Kinney was in decline. Venator announced the shuttering of the remaining Kinney Shoe
and Footquarters stores on September 16, 1998. As the “Foot Locker” brand had become the Woolworth/Venator company’s top performing line, on November 2, 2001 Venator
changed its name to Foot Locker, Inc. In 2004, Foot Locker acquired the Footaction USA brand and approximately 350 stores from Footstar for $350 million.
Closed - Jimboy's Tacos - 5350 Pacific Avenue (Sherwood Mall) The building opened as
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill in 2002, and closed in 2008 and then opened as La Moranita which only was there a couple of years then replaced by Jimboy's Tacos. Now
Romano's Macaroni Grill 5420 Pacific Ave
Romano's Macaroni Grill is an Italian-style chain of casual dining restaurants with locations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The first restaurant was
founded by Texas restaurateur Philip J. Romano in Leon Springs, Texas, on April 19, 1988. Brinker International bought the franchise rights on November 22, 1989. It is
headquartered in Dallas. Romano's Macaroni Grill Website
Macy's - 5242 Pacific Avenue Sherwood Mall
Macy's - 477-3333 - 5242 Pacific and Yokuts - Macy's purchased Federated's California-based,
fashion-oriented Bullock's and its high-end Bullocks Wilshire and I. Magnin divisions. It followed with a reorganization of its divisions into Macy's Northeast (former
Macy's New York and Macy's New Jersey), Macy's South/Bullock's (Macy's Atlanta stores plus Macy's New York's operations in Texas, Florida and Louisiana), and Macy's
California, the latter including a semi-autonomous I. Magnin/Bullocks Wilshire organization. The Bullocks Wilshire stores were renamed I. Magnin in 1989.
Subsequently, R. H. Macy & Co., Inc., filed for bankruptcy on January 27, 1992, after which point its banks brought in a new management team, which shut several
underperforming stores, jettisoned two-thirds of the luxury I. Magnin chain, and reduced Macy's to two divisions; Macy's East and Macy's West.
Mall Information Booth 952-6277 Center of Mall
Mall Management Office 952-6277 #19
Mall Security 952-7500 Center of Mall
Mc Donald's - 957-5223 No 96 - A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate, or the corporation itself. The corporation's revenues
come from the rent, royalties and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. McDonald's revenues grew 27 percent over the three
years ending in 2007 to $22.8 billion, and 9 percent growth in operating income to $3.9 billion. McDonald's primarily sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken, French
fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes and desserts. In response to changing consumer tastes, the company has expanded its menu to include salads, wraps,
smoothies and fruit. - Mc Donald's Website
Orange Julius - 957-6088 #108 - In 1987, the Orange Julius chain was bought by International Dairy Queen. IDQ, and by inclusion since 1999, Berkshire Hathaway,
owns the rights to all Orange Julius stores, and have expanded the chain so its drinks are included in many of their Dairy Queen mall stores, called Treat Centers.
In 2004, Orange Julius launched a line of Premium Fruit Smoothies to compete with smoothie competitors such as Jamba Juice and Smoothie King.
Panda Express 476-1908 Pacific Avenue - A fast casual restaurant chain serving American Chinese cuisine. It operates mainly inside the United States,
in casinos, shopping malls, toll plaza, supermarkets, airports, train stations, strip malls, theme parks, stadiums, college campuses and The Pentagon. It is the largest
chain of Chinese fast food restaurants in the United States. Panda Express Website
The Patio Food Court - Restaurants in the Food Court include: Chinese Gourmet Express, Hot Dog On A Stick, McDonald's, Orange Julius, PizzaGo, Subway / TCBY, Toda
Sushi & Tepayaski Grill - Left photo shot from the sidewalk using a long lens
PETCO- 478-7726 Pacific and Robinhood - A chain of retail stores that offers pet supplies and services such as grooming and dog training. Founded in 1965 and
incorporated in Delaware, it is headquartered in San Diego, California. Its mascots are Red Ruff (dog) and Blue Mews (cat), who both appear on the corporate logo.
As of 2010, Petco had over 1,000 locations in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Petco opened its first store in Kona, Hawai'i, in the fall of 2008.
Starbucks Coffee - 474-3026 - Pacific Avenue From
Starbucks' founding in later forms in Seattle as a local coffee bean roaster and retailer, the company has expanded rapidly. In the 1990s, Starbucks was opening a new
store every workday, a pace that continued into the 2000s. The first store outside the United States or Canada opened in the mid-1990s, and overseas stores now constitute
almost one third of Starbucks' stores. The company planned to open a net of 900 new stores outside of the United States in 2009, but has announced 300 store closures in
the United States since 2008.
- Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from family friend Peter Buck, to start his first sandwich shop on August 28, 1965. The first Subway outside of North America opened in
Bahrain, in December 1984. Since 2007, Subway has consistently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine's Top 500 Franchises list. It ranked #2 in 2012. It also ranked #2 on the
"Fastest Growing Franchise" and "Global Franchise" lists. In March 2011, Subway was named "the most loved fast food chain in the US" by
Amplicate.com, based on their analysis of opinions expressed on social media websites.
Verizon Wireless 474-2255 86 - (legal name: Cellco Partnership d.b.a. Verizon Wireless), is a mobile network operator that offers wireless voice, messaging and
data products and services to customers in the United States. Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications services provider in the United States with 108.7
million subscribers as of the end of 2011
Victoria's Secret - 478-3212 #44 - Victoria's Secret was founded in San Francisco,
California, in 1977 by Tufts University and Stanford Graduate School of Business alumnus Roy Raymond, who felt embarrassed trying to purchase lingerie for his wife in a
department store environment. He opened the first store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, and quickly followed it with a mail-order catalog and three other
stores. The stores were meant to create a comfortable environment for men, with wood-paneled walls, Victorian details and helpful sales staff. Instead of racks of bras
and panties in every size, there were single styles, paired together and mounted on the wall in frames. Men could browse for styles for women and sales staff would help
estimate the appropriate size, pulling from inventory in the back rooms.
Waltz Shoes 952-3578 #112
Wells Fargo Bank -
5302 Pacific Avenue - In its present form, a result of an acquisition of San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Company by Minneapolis-based Norwest Corporation in 1998
and the subsequent 2008 acquisition of Charlotte-based Wachovia. Although Norwest was technically the surviving entity in the 1998 merger, the new company renamed itself
Wells Fargo, capitalizing on the 150-year history of the nationally recognized name and its trademark stagecoach. Following the acquisition, the company transferred its
headquarters to Wells Fargo's headquarters in San Francisco and merged its operating subsidiary with Wells Fargo's operating subsidiary in Sioux Falls
Whimsy 952-2888 #75
Former Gottchalks - On January 14, 2009, Gottschalks filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In March 2009, Gottschalks announced it lined up a group of bidders that would
liquidate the chain if no other bidder is found by March 30. On March 31, Gottschalks announced it would liquidate its remaining stores. On July 12, 2009 all of the
Gottschalks stores were closed for good. Macy's replaced the Visalia Mall location in Visalia and the River Park location in Fresno while Forever 21 took over locations
such as the Hanford Mall in Hanford, the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto, the Valley Plaza Mall in Bakersfield, the Yuba Sutter Mall in Yuba City, and the Madonna Plaza in
San Luis Obispo.
Former Montgomery Wards - Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. - On December 28, 2000, the company, after lower-than-expected sales during the Christmas season, announced
it was going out of business and would close its remaining 250 retail outlets and lay off its 37,000 employees. All the stores closed within weeks of the announcement.
The subsequent liquidation was at the time the largest retail bankruptcy liquidation in U.S. history. Roger Goddu, Wards' CEO, was offered the CEO position of J.C.
Penney. Goddu declined on pressure from GE. One of the last stores to close was the Salem, Oregon location in which the head of the Human Resources Division was located.
All of Montgomery Ward was liquidated by the end of May 2001. Photo by Floyd Perry Jr