Fashion Show Mall

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Fashion Show Mall
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Fashion Show Mall as seen from the Strip with The Cloud in the center in 2006
Location Paradise, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 36°7′38″N 115°10′19″W / 36.12722°N 115.17194°W / 36.12722; -115.17194
Latitude and Longitude:

36°7′38″N 115°10′19″W / 36.12722°N 115.17194°W / 36.12722; -115.17194
Address3200 Las Vegas Boulevard
Opening dateFebruary 14, 1981; 39 years ago (1981-02-14)
Developer The Hahn Company
Owner Brookfield Properties Retail Group
No. of stores and services249
No. of anchor tenants8
Total retail floor area1,878,186 sq ft (174,489.2 m2)
No. of floors3
Parking2,000
Website www.thefashionshow.com
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Christmas decor as seen during the 2005-2008 holiday seasons. Photo from Christmas Eve, 2006.

Fashion Show is a shopping mall located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The mall hosts weekend fashion shows on a retractable runway within the mall's central atrium, hence the name. [2] The architecture of the mall is notable for "The Cloud", a 412-ton steel disk added in 2001 that hovers 128 feet above the mall to provide shade and a projection surface for advertising and events. [3]

History

Fashion Show Mall opened on February 14, 1981, [4] anchored by Diamond's, Bullock's, Goldwaters, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Diamond's was converted to a Dillard's store in 1986, Goldwaters became a May Company store in 1989 and then a Robinsons-May in 1993, while Bullock's was converted to a Macy's in 1996. [5]

An expansion of the mall's west portion was opened in November 2002, followed by the opening of a new east wing and outdoor plaza in October 2003. Also added in 2003 was a new food court, located on a third floor and overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Owner The Rouse Company spent $1 billion to renovate the mall. [6] 200,000 square feet of retail space was built, extending out of the backside of the mall between Robinsons-May and Macy's. Dillard's and Saks Fifth Avenue moved to new, larger locations in this new wing, alongside a Bloomingdale's Home store and Nordstrom. Neiman Marcus, Macy's, and Robinsons-May expanded their stores; and the former Saks Fifth Avenue was razed and replaced by several restaurants, the food court, and a Strip-facing plaza called "The Cloud". [3]

The former Dillard's store, previously meant to house Lord & Taylor, sat empty until Forever 21 moved into the building in 2010. [7]

The Rouse Company was purchased by General Growth Properties in 2004. [8]

On September 9, 2006, following Federated's purchase of May Department Stores, Robinsons-May was converted to a second Macy's store. The store was shuttered in 2008 and remained empty until 2013, when it was converted into a wing of shops and a separate Macy's Men store. [9]

On March 8, 2012, British retailer Topshop opened a 22,000-square-foot store in the mall's Forever 21 wing on the lower level, right in front of the escalator to the red parking garage. [10]

In January 2013, Macy's announced it would close the Bloomingdale's Home store. [11] [12] That building remained empty until 2015, when Dick's Sporting Goods announced it would take over the building. [13]

In 2014, the mall was used to film the interior shots of the fictitious West Orange Pavilion Mall for the opening sequence of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

In May 2019, Topshop closed its store in the mall, in accordance with the chain closing all of its US stores due to Chapter 15 bankruptcy. In December that year, it became divided between Royalty Exotic Cars, Hoodwink and a Banksy Exhibition.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Fashion Show". Brookfield Properties Retail Group.
  2. ^ "Fashion shows at Fashion Show mall". Vegas.com.
  3. ^ a b Leong, Grace (May 22, 2001). "Fashion Show touts 'cloud' structure for LV Strip mall". Las Vegas Sun.
  4. ^ "Here's how Fashion Show Mall looked the day after it was opened". Las Vegas Historical Society. March 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Shopping Mall Museum". Shoppingmallmuseum.blogspot.com. October 2010.
  6. ^ Jones, Chris (October 3, 2003). "New wing opens at Fashion Show mall; Eleven retailers are scheduled to open there this month". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on January 1, 2005.
  7. ^ Smith, Hubble (July 24, 2010). "Forever 21 opens new bi-level store in Fashion Show mall". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  8. ^ Curt Hazlett (August 20, 2004). "General Growth Buys Rouse Co. in $12.6 Billion Deal". Nreionline.com.
  9. ^ "Macy's to open new Las Vegas store at Summerlin, expand Fashion Show Mall presence with men's store" (Press release). Business Wire. September 19, 2012.
  10. ^ Mintle, Sydney (March 12, 2012). "Topshop Opens Las Vegas Store". Sydney Loves Fashion.
  11. ^ Binkes, Zackie (January 3, 2013). "Bloomingdale's store closing at Fashion Show mall". Las Vegas Sun.
  12. ^ Cullen, Natalie (January 3, 2013). "Macy's Closing Bloomingdale's at Fashion Show". 8newsnow.
  13. ^ Segall, Eli (April 29, 2015). "Dick's Sporting Goods coming to Fashion Show mall". Las Vegas Sun.

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