The University Mall
or, informally, the U-mall
, is an enclosed shopping mall
located in South Burlington, Vermont
. It is the largest mall in the state of Vermont. The mall is anchored by J.C. Penney
, and Kohl's
, and contains nearly 75 stores, two sit-down restaurants, and a food court
, with a total area of about . Finard Properties, LLC of Burlington, Massachusetts
is the mall's management company.
In September 2010, it had 100% occupancy. 90% is more typical.
Original anchor stores at the mall included Zayre
, which became Ames
in 1989; it then closed in 2002 and became Kohl's. Another previous anchor was Steinbach
which is now the Bon-Ton
The rental per square foot is proprietary information. Average pro-rata tax payment for a non-anchor store is about $2 per .
The University Mall has an array of stores and areas to eat. Various national retailers have their only Burlington-area store within the mall, including the four current anchor stores. In 2009, Vermont's first IHOP
opened here, , becoming the mall's second sit-down restaurant. There is a food court.