La Encantada (shopping center)

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La Encantada
LocationCatalina Foothills, Arizona
Coordinates32°19′29″N 110°55′48″W / 32.324733°N 110.930135°W / 32.324733; -110.930135Coordinates: 32°19′29″N 110°55′48″W / 32.324733°N 110.930135°W / 32.324733; -110.930135
Address2905 East Skyline Drive
Opening dateNovember 7th, 2003
DeveloperWestcor
ManagementWestcor
OwnerMacerich
No. of stores and services50+
No. of anchor tenants0
Total retail floor area258,000 sq ft (24,000 m2)
No. of floors2
ParkingOutdoor & Garage
Websitelaencantadashoppingcenter.com

La Encantada is an upscale, outdoor shopping mall located in Catalina Foothills, an unincorporated suburb of Tucson, Arizona, United States. It is owned by Macerich. It opened in 2003 as the only luxury shopping center in the Tucson region.

History[edit]

La Encantada began in planning stages in early 1998. With the successful Kierland Commons in Phoenix as an example, Westcor hoped to recreate the same success in Tucson.[1][2]

The center was designed with a Spanish, hacienda style and construction began in 2002. By 2003, more than 80% of the center was leased.

The first phase opened with AJ's Fine Foods, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Apple Store, Coach, Cole Haan, Crate & Barrel, Lucky Brand Jeans, and Pottery Barn.

Phase II established the center as the premier shopping destination in the Tucson area, landing a score of first luxury stores for the region, including BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Brooks Brothers Country Club, Louis Vuitton, Sigrid Olsen, St. John, and Tiffany & Co. Higher-income Tucsonans previously had to travel to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, or out-of-state, to patronize this caliber of retail.

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