Brighton Mall

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Brighton Mall
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Location Brighton, Michigan, United States
Opening date 1970
Management Detroit Development
No. of stores and services 13
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 290,000 sq ft (27,000 m2).
No. of floors 1

Brighton Mall is a shopping mall located in Brighton, Michigan, United States. Opened in 1970 as an enclosed shopping mall, the center was re-developed in 1996 as a power centre, retaining the name Brighton Mall. Anchor stores for the property are Marshalls, PetSmart, Jo-Ann Etc., Best Buy, and Gardner White.

History[edit]

Brighton Mall opened in 1970 as a small enclosed mall, with an A&P supermarket, a Grant City department store, and approximately twenty-five inline tenants.[1] One year later, a movie theater opened behind the mall.[2] In 1976, Grant City closed and was replaced with Kmart. A&P was converted to Farmer Jack in the early 1990s after A&P left Michigan. Farmer Jack and an adjacent Perry Drug were both demolished in 1994, and the former moved to a larger store.

Because the mall had not seen significant changes in development since its opening, Brighton Mall had become largely vacant by the 1990s. In 1996, the entire complex (except Kmart) was demolished and rebuilt as a series of big box tenants including MC Sports and Jo-Ann Fabrics. The mall's movie theater complex, by then part of the MJR Theatres chain, relocated across the street to a new 16-screen (since expanded to 20 screens) facility in 2002, and the old theaters were replaced with Best Buy and PetSmart. Marshalls replaced Farmer Jack's newer store, which closed in 2004. In 2006, Kmart was converted to Sears Essentials. This store closed in 2012.[3]

The week of July 26, 2014, Halo Burger opened it seventeenth location at the Mall next to YoFresh Yogurt Cafe, which is also new.[4]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lily Evans (2004-07-17). "Brighton Mall becomes power center". Lansing State Journal. Archived from the original on 2004-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Best Buy to move into old theater site". Detroit News. 2002-09-19. 
  3. ^ http://brighton.patch.com/articles/brighton-sears-store-to-close
  4. ^ Whitesell, Amanda (July 27, 2014). "Halo Burger brings 'wow factor' to Brighton". Daily Press & Argus. Archived from the original on August 27, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 42°32′39″N 83°47′10″W / 42.54413°N 83.78602°W / 42.54413; -83.78602