5th Avenue Mall

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5th Avenue Mall
5th Avenue Mall, Anchorage.jpg
The roofline of the 5th Avenue Mall as viewed from an adjacent parking garage.
Location Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Coordinates 61°13′02″N 149°53′19″W / 61.21722°N 149.88861°W / 61.21722; -149.88861Coordinates: 61°13′02″N 149°53′19″W / 61.21722°N 149.88861°W / 61.21722; -149.88861
Address 320 West 5th Avenue
Opening date August 1, 1987[1]
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 102[2]
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 447,000 square feet (41,500 m2)[3]
No. of floors 4
Website 5th Avenue Mall

5th Avenue Mall is an upscale shopping mall located in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska, United States. The mall has four levels with the only JCPenney and Nordstrom stores in Alaska as anchors.[4] The mall also boasts Alaska's only Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple Store, Banana Republic, bebe, Coach and Teavana locations.[2]

The mall is owned and administered by the Simon Property Group.

History[edit]

The mall opened in 1987.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Interior[edit]

Two-story skyway above Sixth Avenue connects the mall with Nordstrom.

Compared to other malls in Alaska, The 5th Avenue Mall integrates many more aesthetic designs inside its buildings. Some examples are the sky-lit roof above the main "Arcade", and features galleria-style wide, open spaces. The only other mall in Alaska with similar voluminous multi-floor indoor space is the office building at the Dimond Center. The lower level of the Arcade sometimes hosts small conventions and shopping consortia. The top floor of the Arcade is exclusively a food court. Most of the mall's elevators have glass panels, and are decorated with neon lights. The mall uses skybridges to provide indoor access between buildings and parking, contributing to the streetscapes of 5th and 6th Avenues. The ground floor of the galleria functions as an indoor pedestrian extension of "D" Street.[6]

Parking[edit]

The mall offers lots of parking for people visiting or working in Downtown. The 5th Avenue Parking garage is one of the largest parking garages Downtown, offering six levels of parking. The JCPenney parking garage, recently under renovation, offers additional parking Downtown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Overbuilding In Alaska Makes Boom Go Bust
  2. ^ a b Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall stores
  3. ^ Simon Mall Leasing Sheet
  4. ^ "Simon Malls: Anchorage 5th Avenue Information". Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mall loan approved". Anchorage Daily News. October 29, 1986. Retrieved February 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ "New York Times, Downtown Anchorage Walking Tour". The New York Times. November 20, 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2007.