The Mall at Short Hills
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|Location||Short Hills, NJ 07078|
|Developer||The Taubman Company|
|Owner||The Taubman Company|
|No. of stores and services||160+|
|No. of anchor tenants||5: Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue|
|Total retail floor area||1,374,000 square feet|
|Parking||surface parking lots & multi-level garage parking|
|No. of floors||2|
The Mall at Short Hills (commonly referred to as Short Hills Mall) is an upscale shopping center located in the Short Hills area of Millburn, New Jersey, United States. The shopping center is located 10 miles (16 km) west of Newark Liberty International Airport and 23 miles (37 km) west of Manhattan.
The mall includes 160 specialty stores and restaurants including Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and is anchored by Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Mall at Short Hills is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Macy’s. The Mall is the only center in the United States anchored exclusively by these five stores. It is one of two centers that features the five under one roof (Town Center at Boca Raton in Florida also contains a Sears). There are a total of 40 retailers.
The center features a collection of international and luxury retailers, such as Hermès, Dior, Montblanc, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Cartier, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Victorinox Swiss Army, Jimmy Choo, MaxMara, Ermenegildo Zegna, Piazza Sempione, Bulgari, Loro Piana, Mulberry, Van Cleef & Arpels, Omega, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Restaurants and specialty food stores include Legal Sea Foods, Papa Razzi, Joe's American Bar & Grill, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Au Bon Pain, and Godiva Chocolatier.
One of the first planned communities in the country, Short Hills was created by Stewart Hartshorn, a poet and nature lover who purchased 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of New Jersey land in the late 1800s.
Throughout the first half of the century, the suburban community grew. It became clear that local residents needed local shopping. This began to take shape in 1949 when the Prudential Insurance Company of America acquired a tract of land where The Mall at Short Hills and part of Canoe Brook Country Club now sit.
Seven years later, B. Altman opened a 130,000 square feet (12,000 m2) store on the land and eventually added an additional 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2). In the early '60s, a small center opened. The open-air center included Bonwit Teller along with retailers such as FAO Schwarz, Pottery Barn and Brentano's.
The 243,000 square feet (22,600 m2) store included an entire floor devoted to furniture and decorative accessories. In addition, smaller "boutiques" were created in the store such as, Young World, Delicacies Shop, Au Gourmet, a men’s store, and a restaurant.
In 1974, Prudential Insurance Company of America began working with The Taubman Company, The Mall at Short Hills' current owner. By 1981, the two had completed a two-year, $100 million project to enclose the mall, which at that time included 1,160,000 square feet (108,000 m2) of gross leasable space and three anchor stores. New retailers included Godiva Chocolatier, Black Star and Frost, The Limited and Gap. The same year, 1981, Abraham and Strauss joined the center.
The first phase of a major expansion, begun in 1993, was completed in November 1994 adding a 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) Saks Fifth Avenue, a totally renovated Bloomingdale's and Abraham & Strauss became Macy’s.
The next expansion phase was completed in August 1995 adding two anchors -- a 129,000 square feet (12,000 m2) Neiman Marcus and a 172,000 square feet (16,000 m2) Nordstrom -- and new specialty stores including Tiffany & Co., Crate & Barrel, DKNY, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, Fendi and MaxMara.
- Shop Short Hills - Official website of The Mall at Short Hills
- History of the Mall at Short Hills
- Mall at Short Hills leasing information
- International Council of Shopping Centers: The Mall at Short Hills
- The New Yorker: The Terrazzo Jungle (article which features The Mall at Short Hills)