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Location
1264 East Gibson Road, Woodland, CA 95776
Hours
Mon-Fri 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-7:00PM
Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM
Phone
(530) 661-0777
Website
[WWW]https://www.facebook.com/CountyFairFashionMall Their real website looks dead, or at least horribly out-of-date
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Established
1986

County Fair Mall is a mall in woodlandWoodland. Yolobus lines [WWW]42 and [WWW]242 will take you right there.

A few of the major businesses:

There was an Arcade called Timeout. It closed sometime in 2010. It replaced Fun and Games, which replaced Tilt.

A Cindy's Cinnamon Rolls managed to stay open from the opening of the mall to very recently. It served fare much like Cinnabon.

A new General Manager was hired in May 2008 and the mall underwent many upgrades and opened some new stores. The Daily Democrat reported that tenancy increased to 85 percent, up from 55 percent in 2005. In December 2005, the mall was purchased by Encino-based County Fair Fashion Mall LLC for $15.1 million. It was previously owned by Santa Ana-based Triple Net Properties LLC. (Source: [WWW]Sac Bee 12/15/2005).

At many times this mall has been referred to as the Dirt Mall amongst local youth because of plants growing inside, with the dirt sometimes tracked around by kids.

A brand new Food Court was built, but a See's Candy and a Deb's Deli look to be the only businesses selling food these days.

The Target at this shopping center closed and moved to a new store at the Woodland Gateway retail center in July 2008. The old store was small and featured Target decor from the 80s. Burlington Coat Factory has taken the place of the 88,000 square foot former Target as of March 2009. Mervyn's filed for bankruptcy and closed in late 2008. Washington Mutual was sold to JPMorgan Chase and was rebranded to Chase in March of 2009. Gottschalks filed for bankruptcy and was sold to liquidators and the store eventually closed, essentially cutting foot traffic in the mall down to basically nothing.

As of Fall, 2007, there is an alternative high school smack dab in the middle of the mall, courtesy of Einstein Education Center. It's funded, in part, by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "E2C served 150 students the first year (2007-2008), with a full capacity of 400 students at the end of the second year." There have been fundraisers and benefit events, such as Sacramento Kings player [WWW]Mike Bibby coming to a meet and greet.

Also see Shopping Centers.

The mall also hosts a [WWW]Farmer's Market in their parking lot in the summer and fall - Tuesdays, 5PM-7PM and Saturdays, 9AM - 12PM. There's a [WWW]story and some photos at the [WWW]InsideWoodland web site.

The Mall bus stop is also a transfer point where you can take a Yolobus to get to the new Woodland Target, Best Buy, and Costco.

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2006-03-27 14:34:00   Right now is a good time to shop here. There are a lot of sales going on — I found the shoes I wanted at a decent price at, of all places, Mervyn's. One store is planning to close for the summer and wants to clear out the inventory.

If you require the whole "real mall" experience — you know: no parking, too many people, a "real" food court — then try Arden Fair. We found County Fair Mall to be quiet and almost restful. And the pizza is pretty decent. —JeffreyNonken


2006-07-19 15:16:34   Good things: They have an orange julius which I love, a $3 photobooth and the amazing shiatsu massage chairs. —CatStarr


2007-03-22 23:47:02   This is by far the most depressing mall I have ever been in. The ceiling is too low, the vacancies are prolific, and the remaining stores are mostly that kind of startup looking to fill an unexploited niche, usually with names like "Bob's Shoehorn Shack". —JoePomidor


2007-05-20 10:54:55   pretty lame excuse for a "mall"..i work here, and its depressing..seriously, what kind of mall closes at 7pm on a saturday night?! —DonaldJaye


2007-05-27 14:27:38   The Washington Mutual has a drive-thru ATM. In fact, that is the only ATM they have. You have to walk up to the Drive Up ATM if you have no car. —Jedron


2007-07-05 17:32:39   added some stores, info about Target —PatrickSing


2007-10-02 11:51:52   If you are looking for clothes at non-Davis prices, I recommend a trip to Woodland just so you can visit this mall. I usually go into Citiwear, Sassy, and Target. Oh yeah, and I got my bed here too (at Matthews Mattress) for a good price... I guess they have discontinued models, which translates to good savings. —CalamityJanie


2009-05-04 16:17:56   a good place to shop for clothes if you can't go far. —thtly


2009-11-30 11:57:19   I wrote a little script for a short movie called "Ghost Mall". This place was the inspiration. When I was a kid I once saw a guy with a miniature zoo's worth of exotic snakes showing them off to all the little chillin's. They also had a pizza version of the pepsi challenge featuring all the Woodland pizza places. Now it's a nice quiet place to study and feel lonely. —GreatRyan

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