Dearborn Heights Michigan Shopping
On May 31, 2018, it was announced that Sears will close all of its Michigan stores as part of a plan to close 78 stores nationwide. Hudson's opened on July 20 and took the name Marshall Field after the chain was acquired by The May Company and merged with Macy's. The mall opened the same year as Sears, Macy's and Marshall's stores at the mall's former location in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and the stores have since been converted into Macy's. On May 20, 2017, the store was transformed into a new Hudson's department store, which was expanded to include two new stores.
The space was demolished to make room for the 20-screen Star Theatre multiplex, which was added in 1999, and the ice rink was removed. The space has now been converted into a 5-screen cinema run by United Artists.
Lord & Taylor closed in 2006 when Macy's sold the brand to Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company. The shopping center is home to the headquarters of the Ford Motor Company, which has offices in a wing of the shopping center itself. It is one of three major shopping centers built in the Detroit subway area since the 1970s, the other three being the Lakeside Mall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Michigan State Fair in Ann Arbor.
Two illuminated octa elevators in the center of the shopping center provide access to all three levels of the shopping center. The internal pedestrian network consists of three levels, with a third level designed for the middle centre court between the third and fourth levels.
The interior is made up of terrazzo - tiled floor, wood - cut glass railings and white walls and ceilings divided by geometric hexagons - shaped skylights with three halogen lights placed at the top of the dome. The middle level is part of a three-tiered design, while the two-tiered design is retained for the rest of the central plaza. The southern courtyard was originally designed as an activity center with stage and seating area; the northern courtyards were designed for the location near a large terraced fountain; and the southern and northern courtyards for activity centers. One side of the shopping malls is lower and one side higher than the other, giving a total of four levels of retail space.