St. Louis Outlet Mall
St. Louis Outlet Mall (formerly St. Louis Mills) in Hazelwood, MO
|Location||Hazelwood, Missouri, United States|
|Opening date||November 2003|
|Owner||The Woodmont Company|
|No. of stores and services||19 (200 at peak)|
|No. of anchor tenants||8 (13 at peak)|
|Total retail floor area||1,191,666 sq ft (110,709.4 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
|Parking||5,000 free spaces|
St. Louis Outlet Mall, formerly St. Louis Mills, is a shopping center in Hazelwood, Missouri, just off Route 370. When it opened in November 2003, it had over 200 specialty shops and 8 anchor stores. It is a venture investment by developer and former owner Mills Corporation that offers many retail stores and entertainment attractions. In October 2012, Simon Property Group, into which Mills Corporation had merged, sold St. Louis Mills to The Woodmont Company and St. Louis Mills was renamed to St. Louis Outlet Mall. The mall currently has under a 10% occupancy rate as of April 2018.
St. Louis Outlet Mall is divided up into six sectors called neighborhoods; each neighborhood has a different theme that contributes to the overall design, decoration, and attractions in that area of the mall. For example, the "SportStreet" area features wood floors like those found on a basketball court, and had contained NASCAR Speedpark until its closure in January 2014, and Ice Zone ice skating rink, which both are sports-related attractions. Neighborhood themes include:
- High Drama Oasis
- Chandelier Court
- Play Area
- Tree Oasis
- Circus of Fire
- The 1904 World's Fair Food Court
Each area of the mall features decorations, artwork, and colors in line with its namesake.
According to the latest map, St. Louis Outlet Mall has thirteen anchor spaces, with five currently closed. Only eighteen tenants are reported open on the mall website as of April 2018 and Wetzels Pretzels is the only remaining national non-anchor tenant.
Ice Zone (also styled iceZone) is a 1,200-seat indoor ice arena connected to the Northwest section of the mall. The Ice Zone is open to the public for skating, figure skating, and local youth, high school and adult hockey teams. The arena is the official practice facility of the St. Louis Blues hockey team. The rink offers free bleacher seating for fans during practice sessions.
The Ice Zone is also home to the Gateway Locomotives, a special needs hockey team.
The NASCAR Speedpark
The Speedpark includes an indoor/outdoor go-kart race track & sometimes features appearances by NASCAR drivers such as Kevin Harvick, having them meet with fans and sign autographs. NASCAR Speedpark closed in January 2014.
The ESPN Skate Park opened with the mall but in 2004, however the mall did not have the correct copyright agreement to use the ESPN name with the park which led it to be renamed the "St. Louis Mills Skate Park" in late 2005. The park then closed in early 2006 and remained closed until 2007 when a new sponsor named Woodward announced that they would take ownership. Plans for that then fell through in mid-2007 and the park continued to stay closed until it was re-opened with a new sponsor as "Plan Nine" in 2009. The Park closed once again in 2015.