Birchwood Mall

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Birchwood Mall
Location Fort Gratiot, Michigan, United States
Coordinates 43°02′11″N 82°27′13″W / 43.0363°N 82.4535°W / 43.0363; -82.4535Coordinates: 43°02′11″N 82°27′13″W / 43.0363°N 82.4535°W / 43.0363; -82.4535
Opening date April 2, 1991
Developer General Growth Properties
Management Rouse Properties
Owner Rouse Properties
No. of stores and services 107
No. of anchor tenants 5 (4 of 5 anchors occupied)
Total retail floor area 790,000 square feet (73,393.4 m2)
No. of floors 1
Website www.birchwoodmall.com

Birchwood Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Fort Gratiot Township, outside the city of Port Huron, Michigan, United States. It is owned and managed by Rouse Properties, one of the largest mall owners in the United States. The Mall features more than 100 stores, a ten-screen movie theater run by Carmike Cinemas, and a food court. JCPenney, Macy's, Carson's, and Target are the mall's anchor stores. The mall is located on Pine Grove Avenue (M-25), north of Interstate 69 (I-69) and I-94.

History[edit]

Birchwood Mall opened in April 1991, with Target, Sears, JCPenney, and Wisconsin-based department store chain Prange's as its anchor stores.[1] Upon opening, the mall attracted Canadian shoppers, who crossed over from Sarnia, Ontario on the Blue Water Bridge.[2]

The Prange's chain was acquired by Younkers in 1992, and all Prange's stores were re-branded. Three years later, Detroit-based Hudson's announced that it would add a store to the mall, and this store opened in 1997.[3] Old Navy was also added in the Younkers wing in the late 1990s, followed by Dunham's Sports.

In 2001, Hudson's changed its name to that of its Chicago-based sister nameplate Marshall Field's. On September 9, 2006, Marshall Field's was one of several nameplates to be converted to the Macy's name. Old Navy closed in late 2007. The space was later occupied by Rainbow Shops and is now Planet Fitness.

In January 2013, the Younkers store changed its name again, this time becoming Carson's.[4] In January 2016, it was announced that one of its anchor stores, Sears was planning to close its doors after being at the Birchwood Mall since its opening in April 1991. There are no current plans for that particular retail space. [5] In March 2016 Carmike Cinemas announced closure of the movie theater for remodeling. The remodeling would last two weeks. [6] Upon first opening, the mall had neon lighting in some archways in the mall. Most of it was later removed or turned off. [7]

On July 8th 2016 a Five Below went in the former Chuck E. Cheese's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Tom (1990-11-01). "Birchwood mall comes to Port Huron". Business Detroit. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ Connell, Mike (2007-10-25). "Plaza should last 30 years". The (Port Huron) Times-Herald. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Hudson's to build new store in St. Clair County". PR Newswire. 1995-06-15. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  4. ^ http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20130103/NEWS01/301020013/Younkers-changing-Carson-s
  5. ^ "Sears closing in Fort Gratiot". thetimesherald.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Birchwood Cinemas and Krafft 8 get upgrades". thetimesherald.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "John Fleming". facebook.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 

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