Grapevine Mills

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Grapevine Mills
Last Call by Neiman Marcus at Grapevine Mills.jpg
Last Call Neiman Marcus at Grapevine Mills
LocationGrapevine in Tarrant County, Texas,
Address3000 Grapevine Mills Pkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Opening dateOctober 30, 1997
DeveloperThe Mills Corporation
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services201[1]
No. of anchor tenants21+
Total retail floor area1,600,000 sq ft (150,000 m2)[2] (139,354 m2)
No. of floors1
Websitehttp://www.grapevinemills.com/

Grapevine Mills is a diverse-scale (outlet) shopping mall in Grapevine, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Grapevine Mills currently totals over 1,600,000 square feet (150,000 m2) in size.

Grapevine Mills opened on October 30, 1997, and is one of the largest malls owned by The Mills platform of Simon Property Group. The mall features over 20 anchors and over 200 specialty retailers, as well as a variety of theme restaurants, casual dining and cutting-edge entertainment venues.

Grapevine Mills is located within a major retail area just east of Lake Grapevine and two miles (3 km) north of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It is the second of the Mills' "Landmarks" to have a racetrack floorplan and also one of the two "Landmarks" to have a movie theater located adjacently outside.

The 30-screen AMC Theatres is located across the Entertainment Entry (#5) near the "Stockyards" food court. The mall has been a rival to a North East Mall in Hurst for over a decade, but since both malls are owned by Simon Property Group, no sales have been affected.

It is the second-largest mall in Tarrant County, Texas, with North East Mall being largest.

Achievements[edit]

  • Grapevine Mills is the mall with the most stores in Tarrant County.
  • The first mall in Texas to feature a Sea Life Centre, also the first mall in Texas to have an aquarium inside it.
  • The mall with the most attractions in Tarrant County.
  • The first mall in Tarrant County to have a Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue
  • The first mall in Tarrant County to have a "Last Call from Neiman Marcus"
  • The first mall in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to be developed by The Mills Corporation.

Department Stores & Anchors[edit]

2011 Mall Attractions expansion[edit]

In 2010, Grapevine Mills Mall owner Simon property group announced that Merlin Entertainments would add a Legoland Discovery Center inside the mall. It opened on March 25, 2011, and has 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) inside the former space that occupied the Woodward Skatepark. Lego-themed attractions include an interactive dark ride, a 500-seat 4D cinema, Lego Kingdom, and an interactive tour based on a Lego factory. It also features play areas for kids, a cafe, and a Lego shop.

Also under the management of Merlin Entertainments comes the construction of the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. It was constructed just across from the new Legoland in the former space of the GameWorks video game arcade. According to the website, it features over 30 different displays, a 360-degree underwater ocean tunnel, more than 5,000 different creatures, and a shark tunnel. It opened on July 12, 2011.

Renovation[edit]

In 2012, the city of Grapevine approved $14 million for renovations of the mall.[3] Phase 1 is currently underway, with other phases starting in the next few years. Simon reported that the new look would be similar to the newly renovated Opry Mills mall. New stores have been added, such as Michael Kors, Under Armour, Coach, and H&M.[4]

Former Department Stores & Anchors[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Grapvine Mills Stores". Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Grapevine Mills Leasing Information. Retrieved February 15, 2007
  3. ^ "Biz Journals.com-Grapevine approves $14m for mills mall". Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Impact News DFW Metroplex-Reimagining Grapevine Mills Mall". Retrieved August 28, 2014.

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Coordinates: 32°57′58″N 97°2′34″W / 32.96611°N 97.04278°W / 32.96611; -97.04278