North Grand Mall has over 50 retailers and department stores with entertainment aplenty


The North Grand Mall is located on Grand Avenue, Ames, Iowa. The mall is 340,000 square foot of retail space with over 50 retailers, boutiques, restaurants and department stores. The Mall was brought in 2004 and is now owned by GK Development Inc.

Retail stores within the mall include GAP, American Eagle Outfitters, Eddie Bauer, Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. JC Penny, Younkers and Sears are the large department stores within the mall.

Dining is available at the mall at Dinner & Dessert, Jimmy John's or Flame & Skewer. Visitors to the mall are able to view movies in the North Grand 5 Theatre or play a round of mini golf at Lunar Mini Golf. The mini golf course is located in the south wing of the mall and offers guest the opportunity to play Glow in the Dark mini golf seven days a week.

The Mary Greely Kidz Zone is located near JC Penny and features a soft play area and arcade section for children who are 44'' or less. The play area is sponsored by the Mary Greeley Medical Centre and centers around healthy play and living, adult supervision is required of all children in the Kidz Zone.

The mall hosts several events throughout the year. These include the North Grand Outdoor Farmers' Market and are held from May to October on Wednesday's and Saturday's. Visitors are able to purchase home baked goods and a variety of fresh locally grown produce. The markets are held in the north parking lot of JC Penny.

Malloween is held at Halloween time when stores will participate in Trick or Treat, Activities are held for children under the age of 10 and bags and gifts will be provided by the mall.

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations are held during November in the mall. These vaccinations are provided from the Mary Greely Medical Centre for a small fee.

A Mall walking program is held on the first Tuesday of each month and is sponsored by Mary Greeley Medical Centre. The mall walkers use the mall to walk laps in a safe and weather friendly environment which makes the program usable by almost everyone, from new mothers with prams to the elderly who do not find it safe to exercise on the public roads. The programs include free blood pressure checks, refreshments and guest speakers throughout the year.

North Grand Mall has their own brand of Gift Cards and Discover Gift Cards. The cards are available for use at all stores and restaurants through the mall. Cards can be purchased from $20 to $500.

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