Towne East Square is an enclosed, two-story shopping mall located in the eastern section of Wichita, Kansas, United States. It comprises more than 100 stores and restaurants in 1,169,167 square feet (108,619.2 m2) of gross leasable area. Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears and Von Maur are the mall's anchor stores. The mall opened in 1975 and was the first large, modern, multi-level enclosed mall in Wichita. Its opening triggered a rapid decline of the downtown business district, which to date has failed to recover. The immediate vicinity of Towne East Square has been intensively developed and as a result is very congested, creating what amounts to a quasi-downtown for the east side of Wichita with in turn its own ongoing redevelopment.
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