Lakeview Square Mall

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Lakeview Square Mall
Location Battle Creek, Michigan
Coordinates 42°15′47″N 85°11′02″W / 42.263°N 85.184°W / 42.263; -85.184Coordinates: 42°15′47″N 85°11′02″W / 42.263°N 85.184°W / 42.263; -85.184
Address 5775 Beckley Rd.
Opening date 1983[1]
Developer Forbes/Cohen
Management GK Development
No. of stores and services 50+[1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 550,000 square feet (51,000 m2) (GLA)[1]
No. of floors 1
Website www.lakeviewsquare.com

Lakeview Square Mall (formerly called the Battle Mall) is an enclosed shopping mall serving the city of Battle Creek, Michigan. It opened in 1983 and features three anchor stores: JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. The mall is managed by GK Development.

History[edit]

Sidney Forbes and Maurice Cohen, owners of Forbes/Cohen Properties, opened Lakeview Square on May 15, 1983.[2] More than 10,000 people were present at the mall's opening ceremony.[3] It was first proposed in 1978, but development was delayed by a homeowners' association lawsuit.[4] When it opened, the mall featured three anchor stores: J.C. Penney, Sears and Hudson's (which became Marshall Field's in 2001 and Macy's in 2006).[4] General Growth Properties bought the mall, along with Westwood Mall and Lansing Mall, from Forbes/Cohen in 1998.[5]

Dunham's Sports also opened a store at the mall in 2006, relocating from a nearby plaza.[6] Steve & Barry's opened a store at the mall in 2007, replacing a space that had been previously occupied by Old Navy. The Steve & Barry's went out of business during the company's bankruptcy in 2008.[7][8]

The mall was sold to Cushman & Wakefield in 2011,[9] and again to GK Development in 2013.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lakeview Square". General Growth Properties. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Massie, Larry B.; Schmitt, Peter J. (1984). Battle Creek, the place behind the products: an illustrated history. Windsor Publications. p. 116. ISBN 0-89781-117-8. 
  3. ^ Hanna, Stacy (2 April 2006). "The mall at 23". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Willis, Elizabeth (12 October 2008). "Looking good in silver: Mall marks 25th year". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Sinderman, Martin (February 1, 1998). "Retail Investment Forecast -- 1998". Retail Traffic. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ Hanna, Stacy (31 May 2006). "Plaza to get new tenant". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Antonian Rutherford, Stephanie (5 December 2007). "Holiday shoppers notice changes at Lakeview Square Mall". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Antonian Rutherford, Stephanie (18 October 2007). "Steve & Barry's moving into mall". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  9. ^ http://specialtyretail.com/2011/02/lakeview_square_mall_now_under_new_management/
  10. ^ http://nreionline.com/midwest/gk-development-buys-lakeview-square-9m

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