Lansing Mall

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Lansing Mall
Lansing Mall Sign-Lansing, Michigan.JPG
Lansing Mall entrance sign on Saginaw Highway
LocationLansing, Michigan, USA
Address5330 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Opening dateJuly 1969
DeveloperForbes/Cohen
ManagementRouse Properties
OwnerRouse Properties
Architect?
No. of stores and services100+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area830,052 square feet (77,114.4 m2)
No. of floors1 (2 in JCPenney)
Websitehttp://www.lansingmall.com
 
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Lansing Mall
Lansing Mall Sign-Lansing, Michigan.JPG
Lansing Mall entrance sign on Saginaw Highway
LocationLansing, Michigan, USA
Address5330 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Opening dateJuly 1969
DeveloperForbes/Cohen
ManagementRouse Properties
OwnerRouse Properties
Architect?
No. of stores and services100+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area830,052 square feet (77,114.4 m2)
No. of floors1 (2 in JCPenney)
Websitehttp://www.lansingmall.com

Lansing Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Delta Charter Township, Michigan, United States, just outside Lansing, the state capital of Michigan. Opened in July 1969, the mall comprises 830,052 square feet (77,114.4 m2) of gross leasable area,[1] with more than 100 stores and restaurants, as well as a food court. Anchor stores include T.J. Maxx, JCPenney, Macy's, and Younkers. Lansing Mall is managed and owned by Rouse Properties, one of the largest mall owners in the United States.

History[edit]

The Lansing Mall was built in the western suburb of Delta Township along M-43 (Saginaw Highway), and opened to the public in July 1969.[2] Originally, it included three anchor stores: Montgomery Ward at the eastern end, Detroit-based Federal's at the western end, and Wurzburg's, Grand Rapids based chain, in the middle.[3] Federal's closed its store in 1972,[4] and Wurzburg's was converted to Knapp's which then closed and was later occupied by JCPenney,where it still stands today.

The former Federal's store briefly operated as Robert Hall Village[5] before it was supplanted in 1979 by an extension of the mall's western wing, with a Hudson's department store being added at the end of the westernly expansion.[2] A northern wing, completed in 1987, added Mervyns and a food court.[2]

1990s and 2000s[edit]

Lansing Mall was purchased in 1997 by General Growth Properties, who soon embarked on a $30 million renovation of the entire property. The food court was remodeled to include more seating for customers, and new restroom facilities were added.[6] Several new tenants were also added, including Barnes & Noble and Old Navy.[6]

In May 2001 Montgomery Ward had bankruptcy and closed all its stores. Later that same year Hudsons became Marshall Field's. The eastern anchor remained vacant until 2002, when Younkers opened its first Lansing-area store in the space vacated by Montgomery Ward.[7][8] Dunham's Sports was added next to Old Navy in 2004.[9]

Marshall Field's was one of several nameplates to be converted to Macy's in 2006. The same year, Mervyns closed all of its Michigan operations. Steve & Barry's opened in the former Mervyns space in 2007, although Steve & Barry's closed one year later due to the chain's bankruptcy. TJ Maxx was eventually added as well, relocating from across the street. Old Navy closed in 2009.[10]

In January 2013 the addition of a 50,000 square feet (4,645 m2) 12-screen cinema at the mall was announced, operated by Regal Entertainment Group. It is located on the site of the former Mervyns/Steve & Barry's.[11] The new theater will open in July 2014.

Possible redevelopment[edit]

In December 2007 the township board of Delta Charter Township reviewed proposals for the creation of a "downtown district" in the township. Under this plan, Lansing Mall would be renamed Delta Town Center, and redeveloped as an open-air center.[12] As of 2013, nothing has come of these plans.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lansing Mall". ICSC.org. Retrieved 2007-12-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Caswell, Christine. "West Side Shoppers Are Sold on the Lansing Mall". The Greater Lansing Business Monthly. Retrieved 2007-12-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Michigan". Chain Store Age (Lebhar-Friedman): E10. 1969. 
  4. ^ "Store closings set by Federal's Chain". The New York Times. 1972-12-27. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  5. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=1QqSAAAAIAAJ&q=%22lansing+mall%22+%22robert+hall%22&dq=%22lansing+mall%22+%22robert+hall%22&source=bl&ots=uqdpa8P3YB&sig=M6D_-GWjdghmruIwNrw412MCg98&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lfFIUOz4KsTl0QHQ-YHoCg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA
  6. ^ a b Sands, Amy. "Lansing Mall Celebrates New Look". The Greater Lansing Business Monthly. Retrieved 2007-12-21. [dead link]
  7. ^ Stock, Susan (2002-10-30). "Younkers opens anchor store at Lansing Mall". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-21. [dead link]
  8. ^ Stock, Susan (2002-10-29). "Younkers opens retail outlet at Lansing Mall". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-21. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Streetwise: What people are talking about". Lansing State Journal. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2007-12-21. [dead link]
  10. ^ Evans, Pat (2009-01-11). "Lansing Old Navy to close doors". The State News. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  11. ^ VanHulle, Lindsay (2013-01-17). "Lansing Mall to get new 12-screen cinema". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  12. ^ White, Mary Jo (2007-12-09). "Delta Twp. hunts for its downtown". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 

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Coordinates: 42°44′31″N 84°37′37″W / 42.74203°N 84.62704°W / 42.74203; -84.62704