The North Shore Square is the only indoor mall serving the North shore suburbs of New Orleans. The mall has 5 anchor stores but as of this posting only 4 are still in business. JCPenney, Dillard's Men's store, Dillard's Women's store, and Burlington Coat Factory are the currently operating. The mall is listed as having over 600,000 square feet of retail space, click to find out more about the mall.
The mall has many retro storefronts from the past and possibly even from 1985 when the mall opened. Sears recently closed, and the two Dillard's stores may be leaving as well. To make matters worse, the JCPenney lease is rumored to be up soon, and Forever 21 (junior anchor) may be joining Dillard's at the new Fremaux Town Center. If all this happens the only anchor left would be Burlington Coat Factory. Across the street from the mall there are several big box stores including Walmart. The Fremaux Town Center in Slidell, The River Chase shopping center in Covington, and Pinnacle Nord Du Lac also in Covington are all expanding. North Shore Square is in the middle of the above areas and will have a hard time competing with these new developments.
All store spaces in the mall on my visit were nearly full, but things can change quickly if the anchor stores continue to leave for other developments.
The pictures were taken around closing time so the mall did not have too many shoppers on my visit.
A very retro GNC storefront.
Dillard's Men's Store
The mall directory.
There are fountains in the front of the JCPenney, not many malls these days have water fountains.
A mirrored glass JCPenney mall entrance.
Mirrored glass Radio Shack entrance. If only the sign had not been changed to the newer Radio Shack logo. This store closed in 2015 as part of the bankruptcy.
A large FYE store with neon lighting.
Yet another retro sign, the limited.
A look down the mall corridor near the middle of the mall.
Dillard's Woman's store
Burlington Coat Factory was originally a Mervyn's. The inside of the store looks almost exactly the same as when the store was a Mervyn's.
A look at the Sears and Food Court corridor.
A view of the food court.
Some closer views of the Sears mall entrance.
And now for the outside of the mall. I could not get a good photo of the Sears, all of the parking lot lights were off even while the store was open.
The JCPenney store.
Dillard's Men's Store originally DH Holmes. The arch above the entrance easily gives away the former identity of the store.
Dillard's Women's Store. This was originally a Maison Blanche department store.