2401 Butano Drive • Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 481-6716


Mondays – Saturdays

10 AM – 9 PM


11 AM – 6 PM


Score (7 out of 10)

Country Club Plaza Mall is somewhat unknown in the Sacramento region, but it offers a good selection of merchants and anchor stores, all in an enclosed shopping center.


Prior to the renovation, Country Club Plaza Mall was looking a little tired. However, the owners of this shopping center did what you should in that case: remodel. The interior displays a contemporary architecture, complete with exposed ceilings, artistic mobiles, polished concrete flooring, and a muted-orange color scheme. The outside of the center appears almost cartoonish in nature, with bright purples, browns, and teals. The only evidence of this center’s age is the anchor stores, which display classic, if not dated, department store architecture. Retail aficionados will recognize the Macy’s building in the quintessential Weinstock’s style.


The interior of the mall has a number of vacancies, The Sacramento Business Journal recently report the owner is having trouble finding retailers and finding a niche.


Country Club Plaza Mall features Macy’s as an anchor, plus Off Broadway, Sport Chalet, Ross, and Bed Bath & Beyond. You can also find a number of national retailers, such as American Eagle Outfitters, and some local ones, such as Pro Beauty Supply. The old Gottschalks anchor current sits empty.


The center of the mall is billed as the food court and you’ll find plenty of tables and chairs. For quick eats, there is Subway, Pretzel Time, and others. For sit-down, there is Strings Italian Cafe, Woody’s Bar and Grill, and Hometown Buffet.


Parking is fairly easy, even on a weekend, although the Watt Avenue side can get crowded. However, plenty of parking can be found in the back of the center.


Country Club Plaza Mall is located on Watt Avenue at Butano Drive. Just three miles north from Hwy 50.

In summary

Although this shopping center isn’t the most popular in town and it’s dwarfed by nearby Arden Fair, it still proves to be a nice place to shop. Having two good department stores in one easy to maneuver mall is always a winner.

Anchor Stores

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Macy’s
  • Ross Dress For Less
  • Sport Chalet


Official SiteCountry Club Plaza Mall

Stores: 52

Type: Regional center

Enclosed: Yes

GLA: 65,032.128 m2 (700,000 sq. ft.)

Levels: 1

Owner: Arizona Partners

Management Company: Arizona Partners

Year First Opened: 1960’s

Year Renovated: 12/12/2003; Gottschalk’s closed 2009.


Size: Average (-0.5)

Architectural Appearance: Chic

Cleanliness: Hospital clean!

Occupancy: Average (-0.5)

Stores: Mainstream/Those found at most malls (-0.5)

Store Quality: Average

Parking: Front row!

Location: Bring a map, compass, and provisions (-1)

Services: Website, security, baby-changing facilities. (-0.5)

Uniqueness: One-of-a-kind gem!

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