Christown Spectrum Mall is a shopping mall situated on Bethany Home Road and 19th Avenue two miles north of the central business district in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening hours are 10am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. Christown Mall opened in 1961 and was the first indoor, air conditioned mall in Arizona and flourished in the 60s and 70s having been named after the farmer Chris Harri who sold a large portion of his farm land to the mall's developer in the late 1950's.
However, by 2001 all but one of the department stores at the mall had closed and the mall was re-named Phoenix Spectrum Mall, with a series of redevelopments beginning soon afterward, including the addition of the first Costco to behoused in an enclosed mall. It was partly demolished, redeveloped andrenamed in 2006 by new owners Developers Diversified, who are one of thelargest owners of retail shoping centers in the United States. The mallhas approximately 1.1 million square feet of leasable retail space seton 86 acres of land and now has over 60 stores, restaurants and a cinema
The shopping centre has numerous stores with various eateries located on one level, with the anchor stores Walmart Supercenter, SuperTarget, Costco, JCPenney, Ross Dress For Less, PetSmart and Walgreens. Several clothing stores for men, women and children are featured here including JC Penney, Ross and Kids Outlet, whilst accessories can also be purchased at stores like Claire's Boutique. A number of specialist shoe stores also feature here including BBB Fashion, Famous Footwear, Foot Locker and Payless ShoeSource.
Shoppers can also find jewelry in a few stores such as Gordon's Jewelers and Vita's Jewelers, whilst there are also health and beauty products and services at Bath & Body Works, GNC Live Well, Sally Beauty Supply and SuperCuts. Christown Spectrum has many specialty shops like PetSmart, Right Time and Walgreens. Video games and equipment can be purchased at GameStop, whilst sporting apparel and equipment can be found at Big 5 Sporting Goods.
There is an assortment of dining options for visitors ranging from snacks to sit down restaurant meals, with quick serve restaurants including Carl's Jr., KFC, Taco Bell and Wingstop. Other eateries featured here include Charlie's Steakery and Hometown Buffet.
There are a few bars and restaurants close to the mall such as Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant, Mi Casa Mexican Grill, O'Brien's Sports Bar and George and Dragon.
The Harkins Theater has 14 screens and shows all the latest film releases, whilst nearby visitors will find Amf Bowling Centers just a short walk away. For those traveling from further a field wanting to stay overnight, there are a few hotels nearby including Comfort Inn, Travel Inn, Hilton Garden Inn and America's Best Value Inn and Suites. A number of additional services are available on site, including a recruitment center for the U.S Armed Forces.