Superstition Springs Center

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Superstition Springs Center
Location Mesa, Arizona, USA
Coordinates 33°23′29″N 111°41′41″W / 33.3914051°N 111.6947848°W / 33.3914051; -111.6947848
Address 6555 E Southern Ave.
Opening date November 1, 1990
Developer Westcor / General Growth Properties
Management Westcor
Owner Westcor
No. of stores and services 150+[1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,204,759 sq ft (111,925.8 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2
Parking 6,842
Website www.superstitionsprings.com

Superstition Springs Center is a shopping mall located in Mesa, Arizona. It is owned by Westcor, a subsidiary of The Macerich Company. The mall features an outdoor amphitheatre and a fountain that converts into a stage featuring free concerts from May to August on Saturday evenings.

The anchors at the mall are Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears, with Mervyns (now closed) having opened on June 15, 1994. The mall also features an 8 screen Super Saver Cinema, a former Borders book store (now permanently closed and replaced by T.J.Maxx), and a new freestanding Cheesecake Factory. In 2010, the former Mervyns became a furniture store called Home Sleep Home,[2] which went out of business and was replaced with a miniature golf course called Lunar Mini Golf.[3]

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Superstition Springs Center was built and completed in 1990, and was jointly developed and owned by Westcor and General Growth Properties. When it first opened, most of the area surrounding the mall was open fields. At the time, it rested at the end of a freeway (U.S. Route 60), and was considered too far away from developed areas to be successful. However, since its opening, the area around Superstition Springs Center has seen significant growth; as of 2009, it held an estimated population of 337,000 in its primary trade area.[4][5]

In February 2002, the mall underwent remodeling to include exterior paint and lighting, interior paint, flooring, and lighting to create a new refined atmosphere with color, texture and regional imagery.

In June 2011, General Growth Properties sold its 1/3 stake ownership in the mall (along with its 1/3 ownership of Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale), with Westcor assuming full ownership. The Macys location was to be Broadway Southwest ( The last store built by then owner Carter Hawley Hall ) This location was halted during a hostile take over attempt by the Limited and sold off to Robinson May.

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Coordinates: 33°23′29″N 111°41′41″W / 33.3914051°N 111.6947848°W / 33.3914051; -111.6947848