Fair Oaks Mall

Fair Oaks Mall
11750 Fair Oaks
Fairfax, Virginia 22033

Year Built: 1980

Size: 1,569,000 sq. ft.
The Fair Oaks Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Fairfax County.

Built beginning in 1979 and opened on July 31, 1980, it is owned and leased by The Taubman Company.[1]

Taubman applied to the county in 2007 with plans to increase the size of the mall by 540,000 square feet, adding 400,000 square feet of retail space and constructing a 125,000 square foot office building.[2]

The mall was the site of six of the nine slashing attacks on women by Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, the so-called "Butt Slasher", in 2011.[3]

In 2013, Taubman began a multi-million dollar process of updating the 33-year-old mall, removing the large fountains, renovating the children's play area, and updating the customer seating in the common areas of the mall.[4]


  1. Clancy, Paul. "Va.'s Fair Oaks Mall Opens With Fanfare in Hard Times." Evening Star, 30 Jul. 1980, Three Star NIGHT FINAL, p. 78. NewsBank. Accessed 25 Dec. 2017.
  2. Lazo, Alejandro. "Fair Oaks Mall Seeks Permission to Expand by 34%." Washington Post Business. The Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2007. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.
  3. ""Virginia Mall Buttock Slashing Attack Victims up to Nine." UPI. United Press International, Inc., 11 Aug. 2011. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.
  4. Bhattarai, Abha. "Fair Oaks Mall Gets a New Look." Washington Post: Capital Business. The Washington Post, 28 July 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.

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