A new 75,000-square-foot Sears department store opened here Tuesday at the Red Cliffs Mall.

Mall owner JP Realty Inc., based in Salt Lake City, said Sears joins ZCMI, JC Penney, and Wal-Mart as anchor tenants in the 300,000 square foot shopping center.A 10,000-square-foot Sears TBA also opened at the Red Cliffs Plaza across the street from the mall.

Red Cliffs is the only enclosed mall on I-15 between Provo and Las Vegas. The new store is the first full-line Sears in the southwestern Utah market.

JP Realty Inc. owns or has an interest in 50 properties, including 17 enclosed regional malls and 25 shopping centers.

Also Tuesday, JP Realty said it has begun construction of a 400,000-square-foot enclosed regional mall in Sierra Vista, Arizona.