Arboretum (Austin, Texas)

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Coordinates: 30°23′33″N 97°44′55″W / 30.392459634°N 97.7486658°W / 30.392459634; -97.7486658 The Arboretum is an upmarket retail trade area in the northwest portion of Austin, Texas, centered roughly on the convergence of U.S. Route 183 (which, as it travels through Austin, is a freeway known as Research Boulevard), Capital of Texas Highway and Mopac Expressway.

Arboretum at Great Hills[edit]

The 210,197-square-foot (19,527.9 m2) Arboretum at Great Hills was developed by Trammell Crow Company, opened in 1985[1] and is managed by Simon Malls. It is the heavily wooded park-like atmosphere that gives the mall its arboreal name.

The open-air mall features a fountain garden, several open park spaces, a large playground, and a Renaissance Hotel, among other commercial establishments. The park spaces contain a set of five cow statues by sculptor Harold F. Clayton. It also formerly featured a movie theater - Arbor 7 Cinema - that participated in the South by Southwest film festival [1]. The theater moved locations in 2002 and was replaced with The Cheesecake Factory [2].

Arboretum Market[edit]

The 105,190-square-foot (9,772 m2) Arboretum Market opened in 1987 and features upmarket retailers such as the city's only Saks Fifth Avenue along with smaller specialty shops. The Saks space was previously a Simon David specialty grocer, which closed in December 1996 and was subsequently converted into Saks. As of June 20th 2014 the former Saks storemwas converted to Trader Joe's. [2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwest location ideal for Arboretum". The Daily Texan. January 31, 1986. 
  2. ^ Windle, Rickie (1996-08-30). "Saks Fifth Ave. signs letter of intent". Austin Business Journal. 
  3. ^ Janes, Daryl (1997-04-18). "Constructors & Associates turns Simon David into Saks". Austin Business Journal. 

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