Park Place (Tucson, Arizona)

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Park Place
ParkPlace mallentrance.jpg
Park Place main entrance
Location Off Broadway Blvd, west of Wilmot Rd. located in the city of Tucson, Arizona, USA
Opening date early 1970s, renovated in 1999.
Developer Joseph Kivel
Owner General Growth Properties, Inc.
No. of stores and services 120 stores, 22 restaurants
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2)
(GLA)
No. of floors 1
Website http://www.parkplacemall.com/

Park Place is a large indoor shopping mall located on the East Side of Tucson, Arizona, USA.

History[edit]

Park Place originally opened as Park Mall circa 1970, but was renovated beginning in 1998 and renamed Park Place. The mall is named after Sears Park, which was previously located at the same site and included the Sears store, the current mall's major anchor. The electric substation on the premises is named Sears Substation because it was there long before the mall was built. From 1970 to 1996 the owner was the mall's original developer, Joseph Kivel.

Renovation[edit]

The 1,100,000-square-foot (100,000 m2),[1] $100 million renovation, completed in 2001, was recognized that year as a Reader's Pick for Best Contemporary Architecture in Tucson Weekly's Best of Tucson awards.[2]

The mall features three anchor stores, a food court, a Southwest-themed children's play area, and a cineplex with 20 screens. A number of full-service restaurants are also located on site.

Anchors & Majors[edit]

Former anchors[edit]

  • The Broadway - (160,000 sq ft.) sold to Macy's in 1996
  • Walgreens - now Old Navy
  • AMC Theatres - demolished 1998
  • Diamond's - opened 1974, became Dillard's 1984, closed/became food court, and Century Theatres 1999
  • Furr's Cafeteria - opened 1974, demolished for Dillard's 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Growth Properties Announces 16% Increase in Funds From Operations For Third Quarter 2001". Financial Releases. General Growth Properties. 2001-10-30. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Best Contemporary Architecture: Readers' Pick". Best of Tucson 2001. Tucson Weekly. 2001. Retrieved 2007-04-14.