La Encantada (shopping center)

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La Encantada
Location Tucson, Arizona
Coordinates 32°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
Address 2905 East Skyline Drive
Opening date 2004
Developer Westcor
Management Westcor
Owner Macerich
No. of stores and services 50+
No. of anchor tenants 0
Total retail floor area 258,000 sq ft (24,000 m2)
No. of floors 2
Parking Outdoor & Garage
Website laencantadashoppingcenter.com

La Encantada is an upscale, outdoor shopping center located in the Catalina Foothills neighborhood of greater Tucson, Arizona, United States. It is owned by Westcor, a subsidiary of Macerich. It opened in 2004 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 premiere shopping destination in Tucson, 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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