Great Lakes CrossingEdit profile
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is an enclosed shopping mall located in the city of Auburn Hills, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, United States. Developed and owned by Taubman Centers, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets features over 180 stores and restaurants, a food court, and a 25-screen AMC Star movie theater. Anchor stores of the mall include Burlington Coat Factory, Bass Pro Shops, The Children's Place Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Off 5th and The Sports Authority.History
In the 1990s, Taubman Centers presented plans for an outlet dubbed Great Lakes Crossing, similar in design to a previously proposed Auburn Mills mall, but with a design that proved to be less intrusive on adjacent wetlands.
The mall, with a design scheme based on Michigan's outdoors, opened on November 18, 1998 with over 200 stores laid out in a mile-long racetrack layout. Several retailers opened their first Michigan locations in the mall,, including Bass Pro Shops, GameWorks, Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, and Rainforest Cafe, as well as the first mall-based location for discount sportswear chain Steve & Barry's.
H&M occupies 25 percent of the former J.C. Penney Outlet space since opening in June 2007. The remainder of the J.C. Penney space currently features a 22,000+ square foot, 650 seat Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.Sportmart was acquired by Sports Authority and re-named; and Steve & Barry's closed in 2007 and was replaced by Urban Behavior. A Coach Factory Outlet and a BCBG Max Azria store opened in the last quarter of 2009. On March 29, 2010, GameWorks closed due to company restructuring.
On September 27, 2010, the mall name changed to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. At the same time, several new outlet stores announced their entry into in the mall. The new stores include Lord & Taylor Outlet, HUGO BOSS Factory Store, Talbots Outlet and Movado Company Store all being the first in Michigan. Other new stores include Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Wilsons Leather Outlet, Lacoste Outlet, aerie outlet by American Eagle, and Swim 'n Sport Outlet. Also announced was that Art Van Furniture, Michigan's largest furniture chain would be opening its first mall location.