Fashion Square Mall
South end of Fashion Square Mall, showing J.C. Penney
|Location||Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan, U.S.|
|Address||4787 Fashion Square Mall|
|Developer||Richard E. Jacobs Group|
|Management||CBL & Associates Properties|
|No. of stores and services||100+|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||798,016 square feet (74,138 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Fashion Square Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in the northern edge of Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan. It lies within the boundaries of M-84 (Bay Road) to the west, Tittabawassee Road to the north, Fashion Square Blvd. to the east, and Schust Road to the south. The mall serves the city of Saginaw, its suburbs, and the greater Great Lakes Bay Region . It features more than 100 tenants, including a food court, and its anchor stores are JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. CBL & Associates Properties manages Fashion Square Mall.
Fashion Square Mall opened in 1972 with J.C. Penney and Sears as its major anchor stores. Hudson's, a chain based in Detroit, Michigan, was added in 1976 to the eastern end, as a third major anchor. The mall also included branches of two local department stores: William C. Weichmann Company and Heavenrich's, the former of which was liquidated in 1992. In 1981, the mall was part of a lawsuit involving the lease of an Elias Bros. Big Boy restaurant which operated within. CBL & Associates Properties bought the mall from its developer, Richard E. Jacobs Group, in 2000.
A $10 million mall-wide renovation was completed in 2001, with the addition of new seating areas, family restrooms, and automatic doors. The same year, reflecting nameplate consolidation by Hudson's parent Target Corp., the mall's eastern anchor was re-branded as Marshall Field's, and by 2006, Marshall Field's would be among several nameplates to be converted to the Macy's name. Dunham's Sports also moved out in the 2000s, with Steve & Barry's taking its place in 2005. Steve & Barry's closed in December 2008 after the chain declared bankruptcy. McDonald's closed its food court location in January 2009, as did a Garfield's restaurant in May, only six months after opening in a space vacated by Ruby Tuesday. The Shoe Department Encore replaced the former Steve & Barry's space in mid-2010.
In January 2010, the J.C. Penney store underwent a remodel, including the addition of a Sephora cosmetics store. Further renovations in 2011 included the addition of DressBarn and Maurices clothing stores, plus a local restaurant called Willow Tree in the former Ruby Tuesday/Garfield's space.
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