Short Pump Town Center
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|Location||Short Pump, Virginia, USA|
|Opening date||September 4, 2003|
|Owner||Forest City Enterprises|
|No. of stores and services||140|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|No. of floors||2|
Short Pump Town Center is in Henrico County, Virginia on Broad Street (U.S. Route 250), approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) west of I-64, exit 178A/B. This area of Henrico County is called The West End and is northwest of Richmond. Short Pump Town Center is home to many restaurants and stores including Macy's, Nordstrom and Dillard's.
History and stores
Short Pump Town Center is a two-level, open-air retail center composed of upscale stores. It was opened on September 4, 2003 and has over 140 stores. The center is owned and operated by Forest City Enterprises.
Surrounding the mall, there are several strip malls, other stores, and restaurants within walking or short driving distance. These are on the Town Center property: not a part of the mall itself. Notable businesses surrounding the Town Center include Barnes & Noble, Chipotle, and Red Robin. They are listed on the mall's store directory despite not being attached to the mall itself.
Rivalry with Stony Point
Following a disagreement with Taubman Centers on a possible mall development project, Stony Point Fashion Park was developed as a direct competitor and opened in 2003 in the same month as Short Pump Town Center. It is smaller but of the same upscale style as Short Pump Town Center. The mall was opened on September 17, 2003, one day before Hurricane Isabel made landfall in nearby Outer Banks, NC. Both malls were declared a huge success and have drawn major national chains and retailers from around the world.
The Short Pump Express
The 'Short Pump Express' is a trackless train that connects points in Short Pump Town Center. Although marketed at children, the service is open to people of all ages. Service began in 2007. The trains are black, with passengers carts either being dark green, red, or navy blue. The fare for the train is $3.00, which offers unlimited rides for a 24-hour period. The service also allows passengers to purchase monthly passes.