Westland Center

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Westland Shopping Center
Westland Shopping Center Logo.png
Location 35000 Warren Road Westland, Michigan 48185 United States
Coordinates 42°20′27″N 83°23′23″W / 42.3408°N 83.3898°W / 42.3408; -83.3898Coordinates: 42°20′27″N 83°23′23″W / 42.3408°N 83.3898°W / 42.3408; -83.3898
Opening date 1965
Developer J.L. Hudson Company
Management Spinoso Real Estate Group
Owner Spinoso Real Estate Group
Architect Victor Gruen
No. of stores and services 87[1]
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area

1,056,696 million ft²
JCPenney - 177,115 ft²
Kohl's - 89,926 ft²[1]
Sears - 188,772 ft²[1]


vacant anchor; former Macy's/Marshall Field's/Hudson's - 354,772 ft²[1]
No. of floors 1 main floor; plus small basement level
Parking 4,560[1]
Website www.westlandcenter.com
East lobby

Westland Shopping Center is an enclosed shopping mall located in the city of Westland, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The mall features more than 100 inline stores, with JCPenney, Sears, and Kohl's serving as anchor stores.

History[edit]

East exterior

Westland Shopping Center was developed by J.L. Hudson Corporation. It was designed by Victor Gruen Associates and Louis G. Redstone Associates.[2]

Westland Center played a role in local history. During the early 1960s, the city of Livonia planned to annex the part of Nankin Township in which the mall was to be built. The shopping center eventually opened on July 28, 1965, joining Northland and Eastland malls in other Detroit Metro cities. In reaction to Livonia's annexation attempts, the people of Nankin Township voted to incorporate the remainder of the township as a city on May 16, 1966, known as the City of Westland, naming it after the mall.

Interior window decor

The mall originally boasted a four-story Hudson's department store, with JCPenney later joining as a second anchor. In 1987, MainStreet joined the mall,[3] becoming Kohl's one year later. Sears was first proposed as a new anchor in 1991[4] and opened in 1997, becoming the first Sears to open in Metro Detroit in over 20 years.[5] In 2001, Hudson's was converted to Marshall Field's, which in turn became Macy's in 2006. On January 4, 2017, Macy's announced that it would close the Westland location in 8-12 weeks.[6] In 2014, Westland received a major renovation. Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret were remodeled, whilst ULTA Beauty, Charming Charlie and Shoe Carnival opened. Macy's closed its Westland location for good on the night of Sunday, March 19, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Westland Center.pdf
  2. ^ McElroy, Martin C. P.; Meyer, Katharine Mattingly (1980). Detroit architecture: A. I. A. guide. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. 
  3. ^ Lysaght, Brian. "Retail spurt" (PDF). Canton Observer. p. 1C. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Clem, Darrell (4 March 1991). "Westland Center may be sold, enlarged" (PDF). Westland Observer. pp. 1, 2. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Retail: Battling for shoppers: Metro Detroit's older malls fight for customers, survival: Competition, changing needs drive evolution in shopping". The Detroit News. 19 September 1999. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Press Release - Macy’s, Inc.". investors.macysinc.com. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 

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