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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Woodland Mall- (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Woodland Mall is an enclosed mall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is over 1.1 million square feet, a one-level mall with anchor stores JCPenney, Sears, Macy's, Barnes & Noble, and junior anchors Forever 21 and H&M. 

Woodland Mall opened in 1968 and is the second oldest by date, but now is the original mall in the Grand Rapids area, the first being Eastbrook Mall, now known as Centerpoint Mall. Woodlands was built at the intersection of Michigan Route-11 (28th Street) and Michigan Route-37 (East Beltline Avenue), the mall housed JCPenney, Sears and Kresge.

In 1975, the mall was expanded and this added a third major anchor store, Hudson's, and Kresge closed in 1987, and the space was divided into smaller stores.

Lord & Taylor was planned to be built at the mall in 1997, but Hudson's threatened to sue because it would cause a breach in ownership of the land and presence of Federated and May Co. being in the same mall.

In 1999, a food court and childrens play area was added near the JCPenney wing. Hudson's was converted to Marshall Field's in 2001 and then Macy's in 2006. In 2008, Barnes & Noble moved from its current location to the mall in October and opened in 2009.

Here are pictures of the mall from December 2014:

Minivan x5!... I know theres an SUV, but its dark outside:)

Sears Store

If anyone has any question or comments, feel free to post below.

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