Oakland Mall

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Oakland Mall
OaklandMallinterior.jpg
412 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy, MI 48083
Location Troy, Michigan, U.S.
Coordinates 42°32′13″N 83°06′40″W / 42.537°N 83.111°W / 42.537; -83.111Coordinates: 42°32′13″N 83°06′40″W / 42.537°N 83.111°W / 42.537; -83.111
Opening date 1965
Developer Kogan Companies[1]
Owner Urban Retail Properties L.L.C.[2]
No. of stores and services 120
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2)
No. of floors 1-2
Website oaklandmall.com

Oakland Mall is an enclosed super-regional shopping mall located in the city of Troy, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It is located in the northwest corner of the intersection of 14 Mile and John R. roads, adjacent to Interstate 75 (Chrysler Freeway). The mall features about 120 stores, including a food court, plus several big box stores on the periphery. The mall has 1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2).[3]

History[edit]

The first store to open at the site of the Oakland Mall was Sears, which opened in 1965. In 1968, the mall itself opened, featuring Hudson's as another anchor.[4] Also included was an S. S. Kresge dime store.[5] A later expansion added a two story wing anchored by J. C. Penney.

The older one level mall.

Borders Books & Music opened in 1999. The store, formerly a Winkleman's clothing store, was the first Borders to be located in a mall in Michigan.[6] The movie theaters were closed in 2000 and were later converted to Steve & Barry's, which itself closed in early 2009. Hudson's was converted to Marshall Field's in 2001. In 2004, Lord & Taylor was proposed to become the mall's fourth department store;[7] however, the store never materialized.[8] September 2006 saw the conversion of Marshall Field's (and other May Co. nameplates) to the Macy's name. Borders closed in 2011 due to the chain's bankruptcy. In 2013, Forever 21 moved from its existing location in the Sears wing to the former Borders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blog.mlive.com/oak_business_review/2007/11/oakland_mall_buyer_plans_chang.html
  2. ^ [1] Oakland Mall sold to Chicago company
  3. ^ Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved on July 30, 2007.
  4. ^ Troy: A City from the Corners. Troy Historical Society. 
  5. ^ "Kmart influence evident in new Kresge variety units". CSA Super Markets: 9. 1968. 
  6. ^ Bott, Jennifer (5 April 1999). "Borders to Open First Michigan Mall Store.". Knight Ridder. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Oakland Mall asks to add Lord & Taylor (brief article)
  8. ^ Mossa, Lara. Oakland Press "Lord & Taylor won't build at Oakland Mall" August 4, 2004. Retrieved on April 22, 2007.

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