Prescott Gateway Mall

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Prescott Gateway Mall
LocationPrescott, Arizona
Coordinates34°32′52″N 112°24′31″W / 34.547847°N 112.408547°W / 34.547847; -112.408547Coordinates: 34°32′52″N 112°24′31″W / 34.547847°N 112.408547°W / 34.547847; -112.408547
Address3250 Gateway Blvd
Opening dateMarch 8, 2002 (2002-03-08)
DeveloperWestcor
OwnerTabani Group, Inc.
No. of stores and services80+
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area589,854 square feet (54,799.2 m2)[1]
No. of floors1
Websitetheprescottgatewaymall.com

Prescott Gateway Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Prescott, Arizona. Opened on March 8, 2002, it includes JCPenney, Dillard's, Sears, and Bed Bath & Beyond as its anchor stores.

History[edit]

Westcor first announced plans to build a mall east of Prescott on Arizona State Route 69 in 1998. The decision was met with local opposition from members of the community, and petitioned for a referendum after city council approved a change in zoning. Under Westcor's original plans, the proposed mall would have JCPenney, Sears and Dillard's as anchor stores. The former two stores were already anchors at an existing mall, Ponderosa Plaza, but the managers of both stores considered their existing locations too small.[2]

Following the referendum, a lawsuit was filed over the agreement made between the city and mall developers. The lawsuit was later dropped.[3][4]

Construction began on the mall in 2001.[5] Besides the three anchor stores, other confirmed tenants at the mall included Barnes & Noble and Linens 'n Things, the latter of which was located in an outdoor village section in front of the mall. Although Westcor officials said that the diversity of the Prescott market made it difficult to choose tenants, they expected the mall to be over 96 percent leased by 2002.[6]

The mall opened to the public on March 8, 2002, with a "Party of the Year" the day before.[7] Among the stores that were new to the Prescott market included Buckle, KB Toys and Casual Corner.[8] It was 80 percent leased at opening, and increased to 86 percent a year later, adding 24 stores.[9]

After Linens 'n Things closed in 2008, it became a Bed Bath & Beyond in late 2009.[10]

Trader Joe's opened a store in one of the mall's outparcels (252 N. Lee Blvd) in Spring 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leasing : Long-Term Leasing :". Macerich. Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
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  10. ^ "Westcor Announces Major Tenant at Prescott Gateway Mall". Prescottenews.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.