Kingdom Plaza Mall is the premier retail center and family empowerment facility on the Westside of Jacksonville. Formerly Normandy Mall, Kingdom Plaza is a coming together of retail merchants and community-centered businesses. Now in its eleventh year, the mall offers family entertainment, fine Southern cuisine, and personal growth resources. Supported by The Potter’s House Community Development Empowering Center (TPHCDEC), our purpose is to aid, educate, and mentor disadvantaged individuals and families and point them towards a life of self-sufficiency. Through TPHCDEC’s businesses and other mall tenants, we empower people with employment opportunities while also providing goods and services to our community.
Opened in 1963, the former Normandy Mall was Jacksonville, Florida’s first indoor shopping mall. Housing retailers such as Montgomery Ward and Woolco, the mall enjoyed several years of bustling commerce on the city’s Westside. The mall began to experience a decline in the late 1980’s after competing malls such as Regency Square and Orange Park Mall began to draw customers from the city’s East and South sides of town. The last store in the mall closed its doors in 1992, and the property sat vacant for over 10 years. In November 2002, The Potter’s House International Ministries purchased the shopping complex.
In order to accommodate the demands of church growth, in November 2003 a portion of the Normandy Mall property was converted into the church’s sanctuary. In 2005, phase two of the mall renovations were completed, which included an 800 seat children’s church, a coffee shop and teen café, a full recording studio, a lecture hall, a wedding chapel, conference rooms, administrative offices, a book store and much more. In the Spring of 2006, renovations began on the remaining 177,000 square feet of the mall and now it is the home of the Westside’s largest shopping venue presently known as the Kingdom Plaza Mall.