Westfield Valley Fair, formerly named and known as Valley Fair, is an upscale indoor shopping mall in Silicon Valley, in the U.S. state of California, owned by the Westfield Group. It is located at the corner of Winchester and Stevens Creek Boulevards, straddling the border of San Jose and Santa Clara. The eastern portion of the mall (including Nordstrom and Macy's women) is located in San Jose, and the western portion (including Macy's Mens & Home and Sports Authority) is located in Santa Clara.
Westfield Valley Fair is one of the largest malls in Northern California, and is directly across the street from another large upscale retail development, Santana Row. It has the highest-sales volume in the state with $809 per square foot. The shopping center consists of 194 stores, a seventeen-outlet food court, nine restaurants, and is anchored by two Macy's stores and Nordstrom.
Westfield Valley Fair is unique in that it replaced two separate 1950s-era shopping centers. The original Valley Fair Shopping Center, opened in 1956, was confined to the eastern side of the property in San Jose. It was developed and anchored by Macy's and included roughly 40 other stores including Joseph Magnin in an outdoor plaza. At the western side was another outdoor shopping center, Stevens Creek Plaza in Santa Clara. It was anchored by The Emporium and I. Magnin. For that reason, the current mall contributes sales tax revenues to both the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara, and is regulated by both city governments.
In 1986, both centers were acquired and merged into one two-level enclosed mall by The Hahn Company, creating one of the most successful shopping centers in the country, called simply "Valley Fair". Nordstrom joined later in 1987, with I. Magnin closing its store in 1992. The former Emporium store became a second Macy's location in 1996, housing Macy's Men's & Home Store. The former I. Magnin store now houses Sports Authority.
In 1998, Westfield America, Inc., a predecessor of the Westfield Group and The Rouse Company acquired Valley Fair jointly from Hahn. Westfield bought out Rouse in 1999 and brought in an institutional investment partner to share its investment risk in this high-profile property. In 1998 the property was renamed "Westfield Shoppingtown Valley Fair". Nordstrom replaced its location in 2001 during the grand opening of a new $165,000,000, two-phase redevelopment. The former Nordstrom reopened as additional mall retail space in the second phase in 2002. Westfield discontinued the "Shoppingtown" moniker in 2005.
Future expansion 
In 2007 Westfield announced major expansion plans which would increase the gross leaseable area to over 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2), adding anchor stores Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus, 95 world-class shops, and a 3000 space parking structure. Westfield was granted approval for the expansion by the city of San Jose in November 2007. The expansion was temporarily put on hold due to the global recession. Westfield says it is in the planning stages and expects to go forward with the project.
External links 
Media related to Westfield Valley Fair at Wikimedia Commons
Coordinates: 37°19′30″N 121°56′33″W / 37.325095°N 121.942508°W
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Schindler Escalators at Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, CA
These escalators also go up to the parking garage. Brand: Schindler Year installed: 1998.
History of Westfield Valley Fair
Animated re-telling of the history of Westfield Valley Fair, located in the Bay Area of Northern California. Web site: westfield.com/valleyfair.
Montgomery Traction Elevators at Macy's in Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, CA Retake
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Unusual Schindler Hydraulic Elevator @ Westfield Valley Fair Mall Santa Clara CA
Unusual Schindler fixture. It even has power outlet inside the cab.
Otis Escalator at Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, CA
This is in the older part of the mall. Specs: Brand: Otis Floors: 2 Year installed: 1986.
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Christmas Interactive Game at Westfield Valley Fair Mall
Saw this... thought it was very very cute! This particular screen/game is located on the first floor near the very center of Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Sa...
Santa Clara Weekly
Santa Clara Weekly
Wed, 22 May 2013 02:41:21 -0700
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Silicon Valley Business Journal
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:15:42 -0700
After all, you don't find too many acres of land for ground-lease in the middle of Silicon Valley retail's heart, across from Santana Row and Westfield Valley Fair. In this case, there's 11.6 of them. The site is currently zoned for up to 350,000 ...
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:56:24 -0700
And Westfield's Valley Fair, across Stevens Creek Boulevard, is reportedly preparing to move forward on long-stalled expansion plans. (Nordstrom is currently in the middle of a major renovation to its store there.) With all the activity around the area ...
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