Twenty Ninth Street (Boulder)
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The center is separated into three distinct neighborhoods connected by a series of streets, walkways, terraces, plazas and other outdoor community gathering spaces. The center is anchored by Macy's, Home Depot, Century Theaters, Staples, and Colorado Athletic Club.
Still a mall
This district, unlike the mall that preceded it, consists of a collection of small strip malls and big-box stores, separated by streets which carry automobile traffic. It is not a mall as that term is ordinarily understood. The center is actually considered an open-air "lifestyle center" combining retail, office, entertainment and dining offerings.
- From 1997 to 2002, various Crossroads Mall reconstruction ideas were floated and then rejected. Fast-track construction of a Dillard's store was proposed, but vetoed by Foley's (later renamed Macy's).
- In June 2002, the owners of Flatiron Crossing Mall (Westcor) merged with the owners of Crossroads Mall (Macerich).
- On January 23, 2003, the Sears store at Crossroads Mall closed. Plans were submitted to the city to tear down the rest of Crossroads Mall and create a new retail district, dubbed "Twenty Ninth Street". The plans were for about 50-60 shops and a movie theatre. The city agreed, and Macerich/Westcor sprung into action.
- On January 8, 2004, the closing of Crossroads Mall was announced. The Mall closed in February 2004, except for Foley's, which remained in continuous operation.
- Crossroads Mall was demolished (except for the Sears building, Foley's/Macy's and its adjacent parking structure), and on October 13, 2006, the new Twenty Ninth Street retail district opened.
- A science-based theme was used for official opening with Thomas Dolby performing.
- Century Theatres (52,000 sq. ft.)
- Home Depot (141,373 sq. ft.)
- Macy's (148,882 sq. ft.)
- Whole Foods corporate office (45,598 sq. ft.)
- Colorado Athletic Club (36,207 sq. ft.)
- Boulder Festival of the Arts at TwentyNinth street
- Twenty Ninth Street website
- Hyphen discussion
- About the former Crossroads Mall