Brutal image shows the complete demolition of Fiesta Mall
If you’re a fan of Mesa nostalgia then you may want to look away now. This is because a recent aerial shot showed the sheer scale behind the demolition of the Fiesta Mall. This once thriving mall is now a pile of rubble and aside from the car park, there isn’t much evidence left that it used to exist.
Although these plans are still early, it is believed that the space will be used for 4,000 multifamily units, retail space, flex office space, and open green areas. However, if this comes to fruition then it will take years to become a reality. While this may not be the most exciting news, it’s still more beneficial to the area than the mall was in recent years due to its decaying reputation.
Fiesta Mall first opened in 1979 and was developed by Homart Development Company, which was the shopping mall development division of Sears. The mall had a mix of national and local retailers, as well as a movie theater and food court. However, the mall struggled in recent years, with many stores closing and the mall eventually shutting down in 2023.
Up until recently, it was considered a dead mall, and its fate was uncertain. It was once a bustling hub of activity in the Mesa community, but it’s now a symbol of the changing retail landscape and the challenges faced by traditional malls in the era of online shopping.