Laurel Park Place

Laurel Park Place is an enclosed shopping mall located in the city of Livonia, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The mall, which is managed by CBL & Associates Properties, features approximately 60 restaurants and stores, with Von Maur and Dunham's Sports as anchor stores as of 2019. Laurel Park Place includes a Phoenix movie theater, restaurants, a food court, the attached Livonia Marriott hotel, and an office building. In 2004, Laurel Park Place had $409 per sq ft of sales, above the threshold for class A mall properties.[2] It is located near the intersection of I-275 and 6 Mile Rd.

Laurel Park Place
LocationLivonia, Michigan, U.S.
Opening date1989[1]
DeveloperSchostak Bros. & Co.
ManagementCBL & Associates Properties (mall portion)/ Schostak (office portion)
OwnerCBL & Associates Properties (mall portion)/ Schostak (office portion)
No. of stores and servicesapprox. 60
No. of anchor tenants2
Total retail floor area506,685 sq ft (47,100 m2)[1]
No. of floors1 (2 in Von Maur, 4 in office building, 6 in Marriott hotel)
Parking4-floor garage
Websitewww.laurelparkplace.com

HistoryEdit

Laurel Park Place was developed by Schostak Bros & Co. of Southfield, Michigan. The mall opened in 1989,[1][3] featuring a Marriott hotel, an office tower, with Jackson, Michigan-based Jacobson's as its anchor store. This store was the largest Jacobson's in the chain.[4]

Parisian opened its first Michigan location at the mall in August 1994. The store was part of a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) expansion that included additional mall space at the northern end.[5] Jacobson's declared bankruptcy and closed the last of its stores in 2002, and their store at Laurel Park Place was replaced a year later by Von Maur.[6][7] CBL & Associates Properties acquired a 70% joint venture interest in the mall from Schostak Bros. & Co. in 2005.[3][8] Schostak has since moved its headquarters into Laurel Park Place's office complex.[9]

In 2007, Laurel Park Place was one of three Detroit-area shopping malls to install big-screen televisions throughout the mall, advertising businesses within the mall itself.[10] A food court was added next to the Marriott hotel in 2008, the food court is mostly abandoned as of 2020.

Parisian was re-branded to Carson's in January 2013.[11]

On April 18, 2018, it was announced that Carson's would be closing as parent company The Bon-Ton Stores was going out of business. The store closed on August 29, 2018.[12]

On November 15, 2019, Dunham's Sports opened a 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m²) store in the lower level of the former Carson's.[13][14]

Laurel Park Place, east entrance, circa 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Laurel Park Place fact sheet Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ CBL & Associates Properties Announces Closing on Acquisition of Laurel Park Place in Livonia, MI. BNET. Retrieved on July 4, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Laurel Park Place sold to developer
  4. ^ SEC Info - Marriott Diversified American Hotels LP · 10-12G · On 6/12/98
  5. ^ "Parisian readies 1st Michigan store in Livonia" (PDF). Westland Observer. March 21, 1994. pp. 6A, 7A. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  6. ^ Two malls hit the market in suburban Detroit Archived 2011-08-09 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Von Maur Moves In Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ CBL & Associates Properties Announces Closing on Acquisition of Laurel Park Place in Livonia, MI
  9. ^ Schostak moves offices to Livonia (Brief article)[dead link]
  10. ^ Mall TVs broadcast retailers' video ads
  11. ^ http://www.freep.com/article/20130109/FEATURES13/130109081/Parisian-Bon-Ton-Stores-renamed-Carson-s
  12. ^ https://www.hometownlife.com/story/money/business/2018/04/10/carsons-laurel-park-place-livonia-likely-close/502091002/
  13. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). web.archive.org. 2019-04-15. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  14. ^ Veselenak, David. "Finally! Dunham's opens in Laurel Place Place in Livonia". HometownLife. Retrieved 2019-11-26.

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Coordinates: 42°24′43.6″N 83°24′54″W / 42.412111°N 83.41500°W / 42.412111; -83.41500