Briarwood Mall is a shopping mall in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. The mall's four anchor stores are Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, and Von Maur. Surrounded by office and other development, the mall anchors the southern Ann Arbor commercial area around Eisenhower Boulevard and I-94. It serves as the primary shopping mall for all of Washtenaw County. Simon Property Group currently manages and co-owns the mall. Briarwood is considered a Class A mall property by developers based on its sales per square foot. The University of Michigan is nearby with many restaurants and stores surrounding the mall.

Originally developed by developer A. Alfred Taubman in 1973, it was anchored at the time by Hudson's, JCPenney and Sears. Lord & Taylor added a store in 1980, only to close in 1994. The store was replaced by Jacobson's that year. Taubman's shopping center interests became a publicly traded real estate investment trust, Taubman Centers, in 1992. In 1998 Taubman Centers simplified its corporate structure and turned over full ownership to its financial partner, the GM Pension Trusts. The mall received a major renovation in 2003. Taubman continued to manage the mall until 2004, when The Mills Corporation became 50 percent owner and manager. In 2007, Simon Properties gained control of the Mills. It is Simon's very first managed property in the state of Michigan. Briarwood Mall has also been home to a movie theater since its grand opening, originally run as " United Artists Briarwood." Since the closure of many of United Artists' theaters in the late 1990s, the theater has been operated as "Madstone Theater of Ann Arbor", "Village 7 Theaters", and currently as "Movies at Briarwood", operated by Teicher Theaters. The theater later reduced to four screens, as the other three screens have been taken over by a new Pottery Barn. As of June 27, 2010 Briarwood mall will no longer have a movie theater, with the closing of the "Movies at Briarwood" to make way for MC Sports.


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