There wasn’t much fanfare surrounding it, but the Boise Towne Square Mall celebrated a landmark anniversary earlier this year. The mall turned officially turned 35 on October 19!

When the mall opened, it was a big deal. Anchor stores closed their locations in Downtown Boise to be part of the new mall. People skipped school and work to be there on opening day. Karcher Mall, which was Idaho’s first indoor shopping mall, kept getting hounded for a reaction to the grand opening of a mall in Ada County. 

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Not many of the original tenants are still in the mall 35 years later, but against all odds, the Boise Mall has managed to survive the retail apocalypse that led malls around the country to close their doors permanently. The dead mall videos on YouTube are both fascinating and heartbreaking because for ‘90s kids “hanging out at the mall” was one of the highlights of our childhood! 

Malls are usually considered “dead” after they lose their big anchor stores and are unable to fill them. The only vacant anchor location at Boise Towne Square Mall is the old Sears store. That property is quirky to begin with because it’s not actually owned by the mall. The Sears location is owned by MCG Boise. JC Penny is owned by CTL Propco I LLC. The rest of the mall is owned by Boise Mall LLC. 

Obviously, with so many mall-based chains struggling to survive against their e-commerce competitors, there’s been a lot of turnover in 35 years! Which stores have come and gone? We did a round-up of 25 stores in 2021, but decided to show you round 2! Here are 19 more stores that aren’t at the mall anymore.

19 More Stores That Are No Longer At Boise Towne Square Mall

Over 35 years, plenty of stores have come and gone at the Boise Towne Square Mall! Here are 19 more that aren't there anymore.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

KEEP READING: 25 Stores That Are No Longer at Boise Towne Square Mall

In April 2022, we counted 20 vacant storefronts at the Boise Towne Square Mall. Since it opened in 1988, a lot of stores have come and gone. While this is in no way a complete list of the stores that have moved on from the mall or closed completely, these are 25 that are no longer there.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

The 22 Original Restaurant and Retail Tenants at Boise Towne Square Mall

Boise Towne Square Mall turns 35 in 2023! We found a copy of the original directory from 1988 and these are the restaurants and food retailers you would've found there during its first year

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

34 Crazy Photos Show How Much the Area Around Boise's Mall Has Changed in 15 Years

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