Welcome to Prien Lake Mall
Prien Lake Mall opened in 1972 and it is owned by Simon Malls. I am not sure of the original anchors since there is very little information available online for this mall. In the mid 1990's JCPenney, Montgomery Ward, and the White House were the anchors. The mall was nearly doubled in size in the late 1990's and added Sears (moved from downtown Lake Charles) and Dillard's. The new anchors are much larger than the older anchors and both are two stories tall. Montgomery Ward closed with the rest of the chain in 2001, and the site was completely remodeled and replaced by Foley's a couple years later. Foley's also opened a home store in front of the mall. Foley's was re branded as Macy's and closed shortly thereafter. Now Kohl's has remodeled half of the former Macy's and is set to open later this month. The White House closed and was replaced by a Cinemark Theater. The mall is the only one in the Lake Charles metro area and does very well. The Simon website shows an old picture of Prien Lake Mall with a Kay Bee Toy Outlet in the middle of the photo.
Here is the directory of this simple mall. The entire left or west half of the mall was added on in the late 1990's.
This half of the former Macy's is still waiting redevelopment. There are several labelscars on this former anchor.
This is a view of the JCPenney and Picadilly entrance.
At this mall Sam Goody still lives! This store is located in front of the new Kohl's.
Here are some interior photos from my phone camera. The Aladdin's Castle is closed but the 1980's era neon is still on for now.