Lakeview Square Mall

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Lakeview Square Mall
Location Battle Creek, Michigan
Coordinates 42°15′47″N 85°11′02″W / 42.263°N 85.184°W / 42.263; -85.184Coordinates: 42°15′47″N 85°11′02″W / 42.263°N 85.184°W / 42.263; -85.184
Address 5775 Beckley Rd.
Opening date 1983[1]
Developer Forbes/Cohen
Management GK Development
No. of stores and services 50+[1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 550,000 square feet (51,000 m2) (GLA)[1]
No. of floors 1

Lakeview Square Mall is an enclosed shopping mall serving the city of Battle Creek, Michigan. It opened in 1983 and features three anchor stores: JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. The mall is managed by GK Development.


Sidney Forbes and Maurice Cohen, owners of Forbes/Cohen Properties, opened Lakeview Square on May 15, 1983.[2] More than 10,000 people were present at the mall's opening ceremony.[3] It was first proposed in 1978, but development was delayed by a homeowners' association lawsuit.[4] When it opened, the mall featured three anchor stores: J.C. Penney, Sears and Hudson's (which became Marshall Field's in 2001 and Macy's in 2006).[4] General Growth Properties bought the mall, along with Westwood Mall and Lansing Mall, from Forbes/Cohen in 1998.[5] The same year, Old Navy opened at the mall, replacing a space vacated by Kalamazoo-based department store Gilmore Brothers five years prior.[6]

Dunham's Sports also opened a store at the mall in 2006, relocating from a nearby plaza.[7] Steve & Barry's opened a store at the mall in 2007, replacing Old Navy. The Steve & Barry's went out of business during the company's bankruptcy in 2008.[8][9]

The mall was sold to Cushman & Wakefield in 2011,[10] and again to GK Development in 2013.[11]


  1. ^ a b c "Lakeview Square". General Growth Properties. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Massie, Larry B.; Schmitt, Peter J. (1984). Battle Creek, the place behind the products: an illustrated history. Windsor Publications. p. 116. ISBN 0-89781-117-8. 
  3. ^ Hanna, Stacy (2 April 2006). "The mall at 23". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Willis, Elizabeth (12 October 2008). "Looking good in silver: Mall marks 25th year". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Sinderman, Martin (February 1, 1998). "Retail Investment Forecast -- 1998". Retail Traffic. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ Rea, Linda (July 11, 1998). "Business booming at Lakeview Square". Battle Creek Enquirer. pp. 1A, 2A. 
  7. ^ Hanna, Stacy (31 May 2006). "Plaza to get new tenant". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Antonian Rutherford, Stephanie (5 December 2007). "Holiday shoppers notice changes at Lakeview Square Mall". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  9. ^ Antonian Rutherford, Stephanie (18 October 2007). "Steve & Barry's moving into mall". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
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