Miller Hill Mall

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Miller Hill Mall
Location Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Opening date 1973
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 100+
No. of anchor tenants 3
No. of floors 1
Website [1]

Miller Hill Mall is a shopping mall located in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. It is located on U.S. Highway 53 where it intersects Trinity Road. The mall, owned by Simon Property Group, features JCPenney, Sears and Younkers as its anchor stores, as well as Barnes & Noble, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ulta, and DSW Shoe Warehouse, more than 100 other retailers and a food court. Dining options include Applebee's, Noodles & Company, Chipotle, and Leeann Chin.

History[edit]

The mall opened in 1973 and was expanded in 1987. When Mercantile Stores' Glass Block store was acquired by Dillard's, the anchor was then sold to Younkers.[1]

The front facade displays many of the stores along U.S. Highway 53. In 2001, Longtime anchor Montgomery Ward was replaced by DSW Shoe Warehouse, Barnes & Noble and Old Navy,[2] and the movie theater became Great American Bar & Grill, greatly improving the look of the front façade due to new architectural designs.

In 2007 the front façade and surrounding space in front of the recently vacated Walgreens was demolished. Inside the mall the entire section of the mall that used to house Walgreens and a few other small unsuccessful stores was walled off. This area is now home to a lifestyle center which includes a brand-new mall entrance and stores facing the highway including Men's Wearhouse, Noodles and Company, Chipotle, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, AT&T and a Dress Barn store facing the interior hallway. [3]

Movies at the Miller Hill Mall[edit]

It began as a United Artist Theatre in 1976 and continued to serve mall patrons for several decades as a first-run theater. However, as a small, three-screen theater, it faced strong competition from the larger 8 and 10 multiplex theaters that were built in the 1980s and 1990s, located with two miles (3 km) of the Mall. Additionally, the facility suffered from a lack of investment and was seriously showing its age by the mid-1990s. In the late 1990s, the Movies at Miller Hill Mall became a second-run theater, showing films between 6 and 12 months old; tickets cost $2. The entire section was torn down and the space became occupied by Grandma's Restaurants, a local chain of restaurants headquartered in Duluth's Canal Park.[4] Originally, Grandma's established a clone of its popular Little Angies restaurant located in Canal Park, but it was closed shortly after. Grandma's replaced Little Angies with an original concept, The Great American Bar & Grill which closed in 2011.[5] The large sign for the Miller Hill Mall that stands on the edge of U.S Highway 53 was refurbished and repainted after the closure of the movie theater. The space on the sign that formerly displayed what movies were showing is now advertising space for local radio stations.

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Coordinates: 46°48′13″N 92°09′36″W / 46.80361°N 92.16000°W / 46.80361; -92.16000