Fashion Square Mall

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Fashion Square Mall
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South end of Fashion Square Mall, showing J.C. Penney
Location Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan, U.S.
Coordinates 43°28′36″N 83°58′22″W / 43.476584°N 83.972916°W / 43.476584; -83.972916Coordinates: 43°28′36″N 83°58′22″W / 43.476584°N 83.972916°W / 43.476584; -83.972916
Address 4787 Fashion Square Mall
Opening date 1972
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)[1]
No. of floors 1
Parking 5235
Website Official website

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,[1] including a food court, and its anchor stores are JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.[1] CBL & Associates Properties manages Fashion Square Mall.

History[edit]

Fashion Square Mall opened in 1972 with J.C. Penney and Sears as its major anchor stores.[2] Hudson's, a chain based in Detroit, Michigan, was added in 1976 to the eastern end, as a third major anchor.[3] The mall also included branches of two local department stores: William C. Weichmann Company and Heavenrich's,[4] the former of which was liquidated in 1992.[5] In 1981, the mall was part of a lawsuit involving the lease of an Elias Bros. Big Boy restaurant which operated within.[6] CBL & Associates Properties bought the mall from its developer, Richard E. Jacobs Group, in 2000.[7]

A $10 million mall-wide renovation was completed in 2001, with the addition of new seating areas, family restrooms, and automatic doors.[8] 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.[3] Dunham's Sports also moved out in the 2000s, with Steve & Barry's taking its place in 2005.[9] Steve & Barry's closed in December 2008 after the chain declared bankruptcy.[10] McDonald's closed its food court location in January 2009,[11] as did a Garfield's restaurant in May, only six months after opening in a space vacated by Ruby Tuesday.[12] The Shoe Department Encore replaced the former Steve & Barry's space in mid-2010.[13]

In January 2010, the J.C. Penney store underwent a remodel, including the addition of a Sephora cosmetics store.[14] 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.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fashion Square Mall fact sheet". CBL & Associates Properties. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Michigan". Chain Store Age (Lebhar Friedman). 1971. 
  3. ^ a b Wyche, Paul (2007-10-04). "Fashion Square Mall at 35: "We're staying strong" (page 1 of 2)". The Saginaw News. Retrieved 2007-12-26. [dead link]
  4. ^ Gross, Stuart D.; et al. Saginaw, a history of the land and the city. Saginaw Chamber of Commerce. p. 193. 
  5. ^ "Recession forces liquidation of a family-owned business". The Argus-Press. 9 June 1992. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "SAGINAW JOINT VENTURE v. ELIAS, 106 Mich. App. 274 (1981)". Loislaw. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  7. ^ Watkins, Amber (13 October 2000). "$1.2 Billion Retail Sale". CoStar. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Wyche, Paul (2007-10-04). "Fashion Square Mall at 35: "We're staying strong" (page 2 of 2)". The Saginaw News. Retrieved 2007-12-26. [dead link]
  9. ^ "New Steve & Barry's opens". The Valley Vanguard. 2005-07-19. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  10. ^ Wyche, Paul (2008-11-26). "Steve & Barry's University Sportswear to close its store in Fashion Square Mall". The Saginaw News. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  11. ^ Wyche, Paul. "McDonald's not loving it at Fashion Square Mall, leaving a vacancy". Saginaw News. Mlive. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  12. ^ "Garfield's Eatery In Fashion Square Closes". WNEM. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  13. ^ Lynch-Morin, Kathryn (19 July 2010). "Saginaw Township's Fashion Square Mall pumping up its fashion sense with Sephora". The Saginaw News. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  14. ^ Lynch-Morin, Kathryn (2010-01-24). "Fashion Square's J.C. Penney to become 'brand new store'". The Bay City Times. p. A12. 
  15. ^ Lynch-Morin, Kathryn (25 August 2011). "Fashion Square Mall adding another new store". The Saginaw News. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 

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