The DAYTON MALL Elder-Beerman was built as a J.C. Penney. It is ironic that Elder-Beerman operated a store in the shopping hub. In 1969, the chain (then Dayton-based) was blocked, by Rike's / Federated Stores and the Edward J. Debartolo Corporation, from being included as a mall anchor. In the 21st century, Elder Beerman anchored the mall and Rike's (and Federated Stores) were gone and nearly forgotten!


A circa-2005 aerial. A section of the parking area has been prepared for the construction of a new lifestyle addition.
Photo from www.glimcher.com (Glimcher Realty Trust)


A bird's-eye view of the northwest corner of the complex, with the new VILLAGE AT DAYTON MALL in the foreground. Tenants in the 90,000 square foot mall expansion opened for business between September 2006 and December 2007.
Photo from www.glimcher.com (Glimcher Realty Trust)


In a circa-2008 physical layout, the VILLAGE AT DAYTON MALL is shown in light gray. Its construction included new (outparcel) P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry stores.