Westland Center

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Westland Center
Westland Shopping Center Logo.png
Location Westland, Michigan, United States
Coordinates 42°20′27″N 83°23′23″W / 42.3408°N 83.3898°W / 42.3408; -83.3898Coordinates: 42°20′27″N 83°23′23″W / 42.3408°N 83.3898°W / 42.3408; -83.3898
Opening date 1965
Developer J.L. Hudson Company
Management Spinoso Real Estate Group
Owner Cushman & Wakefield
No. of stores and services 87[1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,056,696 million ft²
JC Penney - 177,115 ft²
Kohl's - 89,926 ft²[1]
Macy's - 354,772 ft²[1]
Sears - 188,772 ft²[1]
No. of floors 1 main floor; plus small basement and mezzanine. Macy's 4 floors and a basement.
Parking 4,560[1]
Website www.westlandcenter.com
East lobby

Westland Center is an enclosed shopping mall located in the city of Westland, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The mall features more than 100 inline stores, with JCPenney, Sears, Macy's and Kohl's serving as anchor stores.

History[edit]

East exterior

Westland Center was developed by J.L. Hudson Corporation. It was designed by Victor Gruen Associates and Louis G. Redstone Associates.[2]

Westland Center played a role in local history. During the early 1960s, the city of Livonia planned to annex the part of Nankin Township in which the mall was to be built. The shopping center eventually opened in 1965, joining Northland and Eastland malls in other Detroit Metro cities. In reaction to Livonia's annexation attempts, the people of Nankin Township voted to incorporate the remainder of the township as a city on May 16, 1966, known as the City of Westland, naming it after the mall.

Interior window decor

During its opening, the mall's anchors were a four-story Hudson's department store, a Kresge store, and a Kroger supermarket. Kroger was closed and demolished to make way for a J.C. Penney department store in 1976. As the department store was built by A. Alfred Taubman, he went on with his company to build the other Taubman malls. In 1987, MainStreet joined the mall,[3] becoming Kohl's one year later. Sears added a store to the mall in 1997, the first Sears to open in Metro Detroit in over 20 years.[4] In 2001, Hudson's was converted to Marshall Field's, which in turn became Macy's in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Westland Center.pdf
  2. ^ McElroy, Martin C. P.; Meyer, Katharine Mattingly (1980). Detroit architecture: A. I. A. guide. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. 
  3. ^ Lysaght, Brian. "Retail spurt". Canton Observer. p. 1C. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Retail: Battling for shoppers: Metro Detroit's older malls fight for customers, survival: Competition, changing needs drive evolution in shopping". The Detroit News. 19 September 1999. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 

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