Grand Traverse Mall
South side of Grand Traverse Mall from South Airport Road
|Location||Traverse City, Michigan|
|Address||3200 South Airport Road West|
|Developer||General Growth Properties|
|No. of stores and services||100+|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||530,000 square feet (49,000 m2) (GLA)|
|No. of floors||1|
Grand Traverse Mall is an enclosed shopping mall serving Traverse City, Michigan, located in Garfield Township. Opened in 1992, the mall features four anchor stores: J.C. Penney, Target, TJ Maxx and Macy's. It is managed by Rouse Properties.
The mall opened in phases: J.C. Penney and Target opened in October 1991, followed by the mall itself in March 1992 and Hudson's in October. It featured 110 stores and a nine-screen Kerasotes Theatres complex, making it the largest mall in Michigan to be located north of Saginaw. As with all other Hudson's stores in Michigan, the Grand Traverse Mall location converted to Marshall Field's in 2001 and Macy's in 2006.
Before its opening, it was involved in a lawsuit started by an existing mall in town (Cherryland Mall, now Cherryland Center) over concerns that mall construction would pollute a nearby creek, and that it would add too much retail space to the region. This lawsuit was settled out of court. Another lawsuit, regarding conflict of interest among township officials who sold land to the mall developers, was ruled in favor of the developers.
The mall's movie theater complex closed in 2015 when a newer theater was built by owner Carmike Cinemas. Mall officials announced in 2016 that the theater space would be demolished for a Dick's Sporting Goods, originally to open in Fall 2016. Dick's canceled its plans to open the store in December 2016, The space will instead become Dunham's Sports.
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