The Construction on the Citadel Mall began in 1970, and it opened in 1972. By 1980 The Rouse Company owned the mall. In 1997 it was sold to The Macerich Company, a company based in California. In January 2007, the mall was sold to Midwest Mall Properties, a private investor group, which retained Macerich as management company.
Although many stores surround the actual mall, the entire campus is located at the intersection of Platte and Academy on what was until recently the Eastern edge of the city.