|Location||Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States|
|Opening date||1961, redeveloped 1999|
|Developer||Taubman Centers (original mall)
Simon Property Group (1980s mall)
|No. of stores and services||26|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||406,736 sq ft (37,787.0 m2).|
|No. of floors||1|
Arborland Center is a shopping center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Opened in 1961 as an unenclosed shopping mall, the center was redeveloped as a power center in 1998. Current anchor stores include Marshalls, Petco, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Toys-R-Us.
Arborland was Ann Arbor's first suburban mall, opened in the early 1960s. After the opening of nearby Briarwood Mall in the 1970s, Arborland was enclosed. The original Arborland featured Federal's (later Crowley's), J.C. Penney, Kresge, Kroger and Montgomery Ward among its anchor stores. Montgomery Ward and Crowley's had closed in the 1980s, and Melvin Simon & Associates (now Simon Property Group) began renovations on converting the mall to a factory outlet center. By this point, the mall's anchors were converted to Burlington Coat Factory in the former Montgomery Ward, Service Merchandise in the former Kresge, Toys "R" Us in the former Crowley's, Marshalls and other stores in the former J.C. Penney, and F&M drugstore in the former Kroger.
In the late 1990s Freed and Associates purchased it on the cheap and razed most of the structure, transforming it into a big box cluster. Toys "R" Us was rebuilt during the "de-malling" of the center, while Marshalls and the former F&M building (now occupied by OfficeMax) were retained. Freed's purchase price was around $6 million; within a decade, in 2005, Freed was said to be seeking a buyer for over $100 million. Freed did shortly find a buyer for the 409,000 sq ft (38,000 m2) center. The facility was purchased by AmCap, through a joint venture with Los Angeles-based Hart Realty Advisers for a reported $102 million.
The Borders in Arborland closed in April 2011. A year later, its space was split between Five Below and Ulta. Nordstrom Rack was confirmed in 2013 for a space vacted by Circuit City in 2009.
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