Superstition Springs Center is a shopping mall in Mesa, Arizona area. There is a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in the Superstition Springs Center shopping center. The outdoor amphitheater and fountain in the mall become a concert venue every Saturday night from May through August. You can catch the Valley Metro Bus right outside the mall.
Westcor and General Growth Properties built the Superstition Springs Center, which debuted in 1990. Initially, Rafique Islam designed the building. The Weitz Company, Inc., was in charge of the overall building process.
When it first opened, there was nothing there but fields. Despite being near the end of a major highway (U.S. Route 60), it was too far from large cities to be economically viable at the time. However, with an estimated 337,000 residents in 2009, the population of the principal trading region surrounding Superstition Springs Center has risen dramatically since its opening.
To create a more premium atmosphere imbued with local color and imagery, the mall’s interior and exterior were repainted and re-lit in February 2002, and new flooring, wall coverings, and lighting fixtures were also installed at the same time.
Macerich purchased the remaining one-third of Superstition Springs Center from General Growth Properties in 2002, which Westcor had previously owned and operated (two-thirds share). When GGP sold its third of the shopping mall to Westcor in June 2011, Westcor simultaneously bought GGP’s portion of the Arrowhead Towne mall in Glendale.
In recent years, the mall has grown to make room for new tenants like Ross Dress for Less and Ulta Beauty, which recently moved into the Sports Authority’s former location.
Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Dillard’s are among the mall’s anchor stores. Carter Hawley Hale’s last retail building project was the Macy’s store on Broadway Southwest. In 1994, Robinsons-May purchased the building after a hostile takeover effort by The Limited was successful.
In 2010, Mervyn’s furniture store, which had been replaced by Home Sleep Home, closed its doors. The job was given to two young anchors. Phoenix Sofa Factory is now located in what was formerly Lunar Mini Golf’s basement.
After closing in October of 2017, the Phoenix Sofa Factory had to vacate the basement. Once occupied by Sports Authority until its closure in 2016, the second floor is now occupied by Book Vault. The Book Vault closed for good on October 28, 2018, and Ross will move in next year.
On October 16, 2018, Sears announced that it would be closing as part of its ongoing goal to phase out physical locations. Interested parties number in the dozens. Blink Fitness is rumored to be moving inside the former car mall. The Superstition Springs Visitor Center is open right now.
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