Golden Triangle Mall
The mall in November 2007
|Location||Denton (Denton County), Texas, USA|
|Management||Cencor Realty Services and The Weitzman Group|
|No. of stores and services||60|
|No. of anchor tenants||7|
|Total retail floor area||764,719 sq ft (71,044.7 m2) total|
|No. of floors||1|
Golden Triangle Mall is an enclosed, single-level, shopping mall located at the intersection of Loop 288 and I-35E in Denton, Texas. It contains 7 major anchors, a playplace, and total leasable floor area of 764,719 sq ft (71,044.7 m2) total.
Golden Triangle Mall opened in 1980 as the first enclosed shopping mall in Denton County. The mall thrived in the 1980s, but began suffering when the much larger Vista Ridge Mall opened in Lewisville, just south on I-35E, in 1989. The mall also suffered from the low-income levels in Denton due to it being a college town. Denton Mall Co. sold Golden Triangle to Simon Property Group in 1999. In 2000, Golden Triangle underwent a $3.5 million renovation of its interior, including new floor tile, updated entrances, restroom facilities, and mall graphics.
In April 2006, the under-performing mall was sold to Feldman Mall Properties at an estimated $40 million with plans to invest over $30 million in renovations. Plans for renovations were halted due to the proposed sale of Feldman Mall Properties and the future development of Rayzor Ranch Town Center. In June 2010, lender JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced its intention to sell Golden Triangle Mall at a foreclosure auction to recoup the $25 million that Feldman Mall Properties still owes on JPMorgan's 2006 loan to Feldman. On September 1, 2010, Cencor Realty Services and The Weitzman Group took over management of the mall, with plans to revitalize the mall.
The mall's anchors include Barnes & Noble, DSW Shoe Warehouse, two Dillard's stores, JCPenney, Macy's, Ross Dress for Less, and Sears. Macy's was formerly Montgomery Ward until 2001, then Foley's from 2003 to 2006. DSW was previously occupied by Service Merchandise, while Ross was previously a Bealls and the secondary Dillard's store was Russell's until 1989. In 2012-2014, the new owners decided to renovate the mall. The renovations include new stores such as Buckle, Charlotte Russe, and Body Central. The mall also features a new upscale food court.
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