Oakland Mall

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Oakland Mall
OaklandMallinterior.jpg
412 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy, MI 48083
LocationTroy, Michigan, U.S.
Coordinates42°32′13″N 83°06′40″W / 42.537°N 83.111°W / 42.537; -83.111Coordinates: 42°32′13″N 83°06′40″W / 42.537°N 83.111°W / 42.537; -83.111
Opening date1965
DeveloperKogan Companies[1]
OwnerCBRE
No. of stores and services116
No. of anchor tenants4 (3 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2)
No. of floors1-2
Websiteoaklandmall.com

Oakland Mall is an enclosed super-regional shopping mall located in the city of Troy, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It is located in the northwest corner of the intersection of 14 Mile and John R. roads, adjacent to Interstate 75 (Chrysler Freeway). The mall features 116 stores, including a food court, plus several big box stores on the periphery. The mall has 1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2).[2] The anchor stores are Macy's, JCPenney, and At Home.

History[edit]

The first store to open at the site of the Oakland Mall was Sears, which opened in 1965. In 1968, the mall itself opened, featuring Hudson's as another anchor.[3] Also included was an S. S. Kresge dime store.[4] In 1979 an expansion added a two-story wing anchored by JCPenney.[5]

The older one level mall.

Borders Books & Music opened in 1999. The store, formerly a Winkleman's clothing store, was the first Borders to be located in a mall in Michigan.[6] The movie theaters were closed in 2000 and were later converted to Steve & Barry's, which itself closed in early 2009. Hudson's was converted to Marshall Field's in 2001. In 2004, Lord & Taylor was proposed to become the mall's fourth department store;[7] however, the store never materialized.[8] September 2006 saw the conversion of Marshall Field's (and other May Co. nameplates) to the Macy's name. Borders closed in 2011 due to the chain's bankruptcy. In 2013, Forever 21 moved from its existing location in the Sears wing to the former Borders. In late 2014, the Gibraltar Furniture and Rug store in the former Steve & Barry's closed. In this area a new Dick's Sporting Goods was moved from the across the street shopping center to the mall, which opened in fall 2015. H&M opened a 20,000 square ft. store in the Macy's wing. Field & Stream opened northwest of JCPenney in March 2015. In 2015, Sears Holdings spun of 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Oakland Mall, into Sertiage Growth Properties.[9] In 2017, in an effort similar to Macomb Mall's Sears, Oakland Mall split off a section of its Sears to become an At Home. On June 28, 2018, Sears announced that its Oakland Mall location would be closing as part of a plan to close 78 stores nationwide. The store closed on September 2, 2018.[10] The auto center was converted into a DieHard. Krispy Kreme and Logan's Roadhouse are also outparcels on the Seritage site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blog.mlive.com/oak_business_review/2007/11/oakland_mall_buyer_plans_chang.html
  2. ^ Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on July 30, 2007.
  3. ^ Troy: A City from the Corners. Troy Historical Society.
  4. ^ "Kmart influence evident in new Kresge variety units". CSA Super Markets: 9. 1968.
  5. ^ "The ticker". Detroit Free Press. November 1, 1979. p. 1E. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  6. ^ Bott, Jennifer (5 April 1999). "Borders to Open First Michigan Mall Store". Knight Ridder. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  7. ^ Oakland Mall asks to add Lord & Taylor (brief article)
  8. ^ Mossa, Lara. Oakland Press "Lord & Taylor won't build at Oakland Mall" August 4, 2004. Retrieved on April 22, 2007.
  9. ^ http://www.seritage.com/retail/property/300-w-14-mile-rd/3312556/landing
  10. ^ https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2018/07/02/sears-oakland-mall-closing-troy/751597002/

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