Arizona Mills has bragging rights as the largest indoor, climate-controlled shopping mall in the state, so consumers need not go elsewhere in July. For the shopping averse, entertainments that range from eateries to movies attract visitors and residents alike. For example, the largest IMAX in Arizona forms an entertainment anchor at Arizona Mills and since this mall is only 10 miles from Arizona State University, and 10 minutes from Skyharbor Airport, the convenient location drives traffic to Arizona Mills as shoppers make their way to and from jobs and school. Location, location, location: it’s a business reality not lost on Simon Properties, the firm responsible for this mall’s success.
At the Core: Arizona Mills, constructed in 1997, is designed to accommodate 200 retail stores (as of this writing, 185 were filled) in addition to service entities and entertainment-focused businesses spread throughout the building. Fifteen anchor stores dominate an impressive 111484 square meters of space, offering a sprawling presence on a single floor, thus elevators and escalators aren’t required to move foot traffic from place to place. An absence of conveyances transecting multiple floors means consumers are never subject to maintenance difficulties born of broken equipment. Arizona Mills walls are lavished with indigenous art crafted by well-recognized and emerging Arizona artisans. The versatile mix of outlet and mainstream retail shops attracts everyone from teens to high-end shoppers, so there’s literally something for everyone at Arizona Mills, located at 5000 S Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ, 85282-6402.
Arizona Mills maintains extensive hours so visitors have ample opportunity to browse stores without feeling rushed. Open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Arizona Mills is an inviting destination for consumers working odd shifts to patronize their favorite stores. The brainchild of two development companies - Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers — attention to detail is thorough; for example, visitors are guaranteed plenty of parking room thanks to mall planners mandating 6,000 parking spaces. Prepare to be impressed when glimpsing signature southwest architecture gracing the exterior of this building, too.
Anchor tenants: Marshalls, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Burlington Coat Factory, Sears Appliance Outlet, Gameworks, Sports Authority, Ross Dress for Less, JCPenney Outlet, Group USA, Harkins Cinemas & IMAX, Sea Life Center.