Highland Mall


Highland Mall

Infobox shopping mall
shopping_mall_name = Highland Mall


caption =
location = Austin, Texas, USA
opening_date = 1971
developer =
manager = General Growth Properties
owner =
number_of_stores = 137
number_of_anchors = 3
floor_area =
floors = 2
website = [http://www.highlandmall.com/ HighlandMall.com]

Highland Mall, is a shopping mall located in north Austin, Texas, on Airport Boulevard west of I-35 and north of US Route 290. Opened in 1971, Highland Mall was Austin's first suburban shopping mall.cite news |date=2008-07-27 |title=Congress Avenue redeveloped at a crawl; Some new stores opened or planned but challenges remain |url=http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/07/27/0727congress.html |work=Austin American-Statesman |first=Kate Miller |last=Morton] Highland Mall is managed by General Growth Properties.cite web |publisher=General Growth Properties |title=Properties: Highland Mall |url=http://www.ggp.com/Properties/MallDirectory.aspx?smuid=741 |accessdate=2008-08-11]

Anchors

*Dillard's - Dillard's acquired the former Joske's location at the south end of the mall when it purchased the entire Joske's chain in 1987. [cite news |work=Austin American-Statesman |title=Dillard location at Highland Mall finishes facelift |date=1993-11-13 |first=R. Michelle |last=Breyer |page=E1 |accessdate=2008-08-11]
*Dillard's Men's & Children's - The Dillard's Men's store has occupied the anchor store location originally held by Scarbroughs, once Austin's largest locally owned department store chain, since 1992. [cite news |work=Austin American-Statesman |title=Local landmark Scarbroughs selling 2 stores to Dillard |date=1992-02-18 |first=Kim |last=Tyson |page=A1 |accessdate=2008-08-11]
*Macy's - The former Foley's anchor store was renamed Macy's in September 2006 as a result of Federated Department Stores' purchase of the May Company in 2005. [cite news |work=Austin American-Statesman |title=Macy's to open, grandly, in place of area Foley's |date=2006-09-08 |first=Shonda |last=Novak |page=D01 |accessdate=2008-08-11]
*Vacant - Only three of the mall's four anchor locations are currently occupied. JCPenney, an original tenant when the mall opened in 1971, closed its anchor store in Highland Mall on September 30, 2006. [cite news |work=Austin American-Statesman |title=J.C. Penney leaving Highland |page=F01 |first=Shonda |last=Novak]

Mall in decline

Two of the mall's seven retail sectors are closed. Press reports describe the mall as "in decline" and say it is "likely to be demolished in 2010" to make way for a mixed-used development. [cite news |work=That Other Paper |title=Girl On Top: Scenes from a 'ghetto mall' |first=Andrea |last=Grimes |url=http://thatotherpaper.com/austin/scenes_ghetto_mall |date=2008-07-15]

References

External links

* [http://www.highlandmall.com Highland Mall official website]


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