Park Place (Tucson, Arizona)

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Park Place
ParkPlace mallentrance.jpg
Park Place main entrance
Location5870 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Opening dateMay 1975, reopened in 2001.
DeveloperJoseph Kivel
OwnerGeneral Growth Properties, Inc.[1]
No. of stores and services120 stores, 22 restaurants
No. of anchor tenants3 (2 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2)
(GLA)
No. of floors1
Websitehttps://www.parkplacemall.com/en.html

Park Place is a large indoor shopping mall located on the East Side of Tucson, Arizona, United States.

History[edit]

Park Place was originally dedicated as Park Mall in May 1975,[2] but was renovated beginning in 1998 and renamed Park Place the following year.[3] The mall is named after Sears Park, which was previously located at the same site and included what was originally a standalone Sears store (which first opened in the fall of 1965), which became current mall’s major anchor (the park’s presently limited to its extreme southern part).[4] The Sears store later closed in 2018 as part of the company's ongoing financial woes, and is set to be replaced by a Round1 in 2019.[5] The electric substation on the premises is named Sears Substation because it was there a decade before the mall was built. From 1970 to 1996 the owner was the mall’s original developer, Joseph Kivel.

Renovation[edit]

The 1,100,000-square-foot (100,000 m2),[6] $100 million renovation, completed in 2001, was recognized that year as a Reader's Pick for Best Contemporary Architecture in Tucson Weekly's Best of Tucson awards.[7]

The mall features three anchor stores, a food court, a Southwest-themed children's play area, and a cineplex with 20 screens. A number of full-service restaurants are also located on site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pdsd.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/Tucson_commercial_permits_082314_-_082714.pdf
  2. ^ "Two malls part of Kivel's legacy".
  3. ^ "Park Mall floor to hide time capsule until 2040".
  4. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  5. ^ Foster, Bud. "Sears to be replaced by Round1, an entertainment venue". KOLD-TV. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  6. ^ "General Growth Properties Announces 16% Increase in Funds From Operations For Third Quarter 2001". Financial Releases. General Growth Properties. 2001-10-30. Archived from the original on 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
  7. ^ "Best Contemporary Architecture: Readers' Pick". Best of Tucson 2001. Tucson Weekly. 2001. Retrieved 2007-04-14.

Coordinates: 32°13′10″N 110°51′56″W / 32.2195°N 110.8655°W / 32.2195; -110.8655