It is an impossible feat to pick just one BEST shopping place here in El Paso. We have several great places to shop at! We all have our favorite spot to shop at that is what this week’s addition to EL PASO’s BEST is all about!
Bassett Place Mall (aka Bassett Center) is located at 6101 Gateway West (I-10 and Geronimo). Bassett Place first opened its doors in 1962. It's the area's oldest mall but renovations as recent as 2007 have kept up with the times. More than 90 stores,such as Finish Line, Rack Room Shoes and GameStop. New to Bassett Place in 2009 - Kohl's Department it occupies the old Mervyn's space and El Taco Tote will open soon in the former Steak and Ale location in the parking lot.Bassett Place has a huge food court and a new 18-screen movie theater. Nearby you have access to Costco, Marshalls, David's Bridal, Casa Bella Home Furnishings and Ross. It's the closest major shopping center to the El Paso International Airport and Fort Bliss.You can visit Bassett Place year round from 10AM - 9PM Sunday from 12PM - 6PM
Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso boasts over 1, 238,000 square feet of space. The thirty five year old retail center underwent a massive facelift in 2005 and it is looking better than ever! In addition to the more than 140 specialty retailers, Cielo Vista Mall features two Dillard’s department stores, a JC Penney, Sears and Macy’s. As the largest mall in the El Paso metro area, Cielo Vista offers shoppers a plethora of both national brands and local specialty stores that won’t disappoint. Stores at Cielo Vista are laid out in an easy to follow floor plan, allowing convenient access for shoppers no matter where you happen to have parked. Cielo Vista Mall also features a variety of eateries such as Chick-fil-A, Chinese Gourmet Express, Cosmo's Pizza, Hot Dog On a Stick, McDonald's, Chopsticks, Steakpedos, Orange Julius, Subway, Starbucks, Cinnabon. Situated on the East Side of the Franklin Mountains, Cielo Vista’s Mall hours are: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm Store hours may differ from Mall Hours.
Note worthy: if you can't find some Southwestern flare in these malls you can find it close by. El Paso Saddleblanket Co., for example, is a one-acre warehouse that sells jewelry, pottery, blankets and more. Go check it out it's just across I-10 from Cielo Vista Mall.