Franklin Park Mall
|Location||Toledo, Ohio, USA|
|Address||5001 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43623|
|Developer||The Rouse Company|
|Owner||Starwood Capital Group|
|No. of stores and services||100+|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||1.3 million ft2|
|No. of floors||two levels (retail 1st floor, Movie Theater & Parking Garage access level 2 / Management, Security, and Hour Backyard Center Level 2)|
Originally opened in 1971 by The Rouse Company, Franklin Park Mall was anchored by Ohio's first Hudson's, JCPenney, and local department store Lamson Brothers. In 1974 Lamson's went bankrupt and the store was replaced by Jacobson's of Jackson, Michigan. This store was the fourteenth in the Jacobson's chain.
The Westfield Group acquired the shopping center in early 2002, and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown Franklin Park", dropping the "Shoppingtown" name in June 2005. Jacobson's went bankrupt and closed its location in early 2002, days before Westfield announced the takeover.
The former Jacobson's was demolished in 2004 and in its place a new wing, the centerpiece of a massive $100 million renovation, opened in 2005. It was at this time that a new National Amusements multiplex theater and Dick's Sporting Goods were built, as well as a new Food Court and Borders books. Marshall Field's became Macy's in 2006.
In 2008 Westfield held a press conference at Franklin Park to announce were shoe retailer DSW Warehouse, clothing store Old Navy, and an Ulta cosmetic salon. The stores opened as part of the 49,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) addition.
In fall 2013 the mall was sold to Starwood Capital Group with 7 other Westfield properties. As a result, it reverted to Franklin Park Mall.
- "Newcomer in town". Toledo Blade. 23 October 1974. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
- "Westfield Franklin Park mall being sold Private equity firm Starwood Capital Group purchases Toledo shopping-scape as part of a $1.64 billion, seven-mall package". The Toledo Blade. 16 September 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2013.