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Grapevine Mills

Grapevine Mills
Last Call Neiman Marcus at Grapevine Mills
Location Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas,  United States
Opening date October 30, 1997
Developer Simon Property Group
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 201[1]
No. of anchor tenants 21+
Total retail floor area 1,600,000 sq ft (150,000 m2)[2] (139,354 m2)
No. of floors 1
Website http://www.grapevinemills.com/

Grapevine Mills is a diverse-scale (outlet) shopping mall in Grapevine, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Grapevine Mills currently totals over 1,600,000 square feet (150,000 m2) in size. It also includes a Bass Pro Shops, although not connected physically.

Grapevine Mills opened on October 30, 1997, and is one of the largest malls owned by The Mills platform of Simon Property Group. The mall features over 20 anchors and over 200 specialty retailers, as well as a variety of theme restaurants, casual dining and cutting-edge entertainment venues.

Grapevine Mills is located within a major retail area just east of Lake Grapevine and two miles (3 km) north of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It is the second of the Mills' "Landmarks" to have a racetrack floorplan and also one of the two "Landmarks" to have a movie theater located adjacently outside.

The 30-screen AMC Theatre is located across the Entertainment Entry (#5) near the "Stockyards" food court. The mall has been a rival to a North East Mall in Hurst for over a decade, but since both malls are owned by Simon Property Group, no sales have been affected.

It is the second-largest mall in Tarrant County, Texas, with North East Mall being largest.

Contents

  • Achievements 1
  • Anchors & Majors 2
    • 2011 Mall Attractions expansion 2.1
    • Renovation 2.2
    • Former Stores 2.3
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Achievements

  • Grapevine Mills is the mall with the most stores in Tarrant County.
  • The mall with the most attractions in Tarrant County.
  • The first mall in Tarrant County to have a Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue
  • The first mall in Tarrant County to have a "Last Call from Neiman Marcus"

Anchors & Majors

2011 Mall Attractions expansion

In 2010, Grapevine Mills Mall owner Simon property group announced that Merlin Entertainments would add a Legoland Discovery Center inside the mall. It opened on March 25, 2011, and has 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) inside the former space that occupied the Woodward Skatepark. Lego-themed attractions include an interactive dark ride, a 500 seat 4D cinema, Lego Kingdom, and an interactive tour based on a Lego factory. It also features play areas for kids, a cafe, and a Lego shop.

Also under the management of Merlin Entertainments comes the construction of the Sea Life Center aquarium. It was constructed just across from the new Legoland in the former space of the Gameworks arcade. According to the website, it features over 30 different displays, a 360-degree underwater ocean tunnel, more than 5,000 different creatures, and a shark tunnel. It opened on July 12, 2011.

Renovation

In 2012, the city of Grapevine approved $14 million for renovations of the mall.[3] Phase 1 is currently underway, with other phases starting in the next few years. Simon reported that the new look would be similar to the newly renovated Opry Mills mall. New stores have been added, such as Michael Kors, Under Armour, Coach, and H&M.[4]

Former Stores

  • American Wilderness: became Woodward Skatepark
  • Gameworks: became Sea Life Aquarium
  • Just for Feet: now NIKE Factory Store
  • Off Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills: became Forever 21
  • Polar Ice: Opened early 2000s, became Dr Pepper Starcenter
  • Sports Authority
  • Steve & Barry's (48,763 sq ft (4,530 m2))(closed beginning of 2009 with liquidation of chain)
  • Virgin Megastore (27,490 sq ft (2,554 m2)) (closed beginning of 2009 closing gm isaac valadez)
  • Western Warehouse (20,130 sq ft (1,870 m2)) (closed in 2009 with liquidation of chain)
  • Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Grapvine Mills Stores". Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Grapevine Mills Leasing Information. Retrieved February 15, 2007
  3. ^ "Biz Journals.com-Grapevine approves $14m for mills mall". Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Impact News DFW Metroplex-Reimagining Grapevine Mills Mall". Retrieved August 28, 2014. 

External links

  • Grapevine Mills

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