Cherry Creek Shopping Center

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Cherry Creek Shopping Center
LocationDenver, Colorado
OwnerTaubman Properties
No. of stores and services160+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,032,000 sq ft (95,900 m2)
No. of floors2

Coordinates: 39°43′00″N 104°57′11″W / 39.716710°N 104.953140°W / 39.716710; -104.953140

Cherry Creek Center atrium and playground in May 2007. Tenants shown: Cingular Wireless (now AT&T), Cinnabon (closed), Claire's, Journeys, Lady Foot Locker (closed), Macy's, Sprint (closed), The Limited (closed), Trade Secret (closed), Verizon, Waldenbooks (closed), and Wetzel's Pretzels

Cherry Creek Shopping Center, also known as Cherry Creek Center, is a shopping mall about three and half miles southeast of downtown Denver, Colorado in the Cherry Creek Neighborhood. It is situated along East First Avenue on the banks of Cherry Creek.

Located near downtown Denver, Cherry Creek Center has over 160 specialty boutiques and over 40 stores exclusive to the area including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Neiman Marcus, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, OMEGA, and David Yurman. Other stores include Nordstrom, Macy’s, Apple, H&M, Sephora, Forever 21, and Coach, in addition dining spots like Elway’s Steakhouse, Kona Grill, 801 Chophouse and Rainforest Cafe until it closed in 2001. In addition to shopping, Cherry Creek Center offers an eight-screen movie theater, weekly seasonal farmers markets, a children’s play area, and various dining.

Cherry Creek Center was originally completed in 1953,[1] and was renovated in 1990, currently anchored by three department stores; Neiman Marcus, Macy's, and Nordstrom. Lord & Taylor opened a location at the mall in 1990, a newer expanded store closed in 2004 citing a weak and competitive regional marketplace. Other than the shops in Aspen, Cherry Creek Center is the exclusive location of several luxury retailers in Colorado, such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Brooks Brothers. Saks Fifth Avenue closed in March 2011 and became Restoration Hardware in 2015.

It is also home to an eight screen movie theater operated by AMC. The mall is operated by the Taubman Centers company.

Before the shopping center[edit]

The shopping center is a triumph of mined land reclamation. Before the shopping center, sand was mined from a large pit. After it was mined out, the city used the pit as a sanitary landfill in the 1940s. After the pit was filled with trash, the first Cherry Creek shopping center was built over the dump.[2] It was designed in 1949 by Temple Hoyne Buell and is still in use, located immediately west of the larger mall facility extension renovated in 1990.[3][4] The current location of Bed, Bath and Beyond was originally the Cherry Creek location of The Denver Dry Goods Company/May-Daniels & Fisher until 1990.[5]

Department stores and anchors[edit]

Former department stores and anchors[edit]

  • Lord & Taylor - (Opened in 1990, closed 2005, became Nordstrom in 2007)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue - (Opened in 1990, closed in 2011, became Restoration Hardware in 2015)


  2. ^ Matthew J. Sheridan (1970), Urbanization and its Impact on the Mineral Aggregate Industry in the Denver, Colo., Area, US Bureau of Mines, Information Circular 8320
  3. ^ "CCEA Historical Facts". Archived from the original on 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  4. ^ "History of Cherry Creek Mall" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-09-10. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  5. ^ "The Denver, Denver, Colorado".

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