Twenty Ninth Street is a retail district in Boulder, Colorado (managed by The Macerich Company) that opened on October 13, 2006 on the former site of Crossroads Mall.
29th Street Mall
This district, unlike the mall that preceded it, consists of a collection of small strip malls and big-box stores, separated by streets which carry automobile traffic. It is not a mall as that term is ordinarily understood.
From 1997 to 2002, various Crossroads Mall reconstruction ideas were floated and then rejected. Fast-track construction of a Dillard's store was proposed, but vetoed by Foley's (later renamed Macy's).
In June 2002, the owners of Flatiron Crossing Mall (Westcor) merged with the owners of Crossroads Mall (Macerich).
On January 23, 2003, the Sears store at Crossroads Mall closed. Plans were submitted to the city to tear down the rest of Crossroads Mall and create a new retail district, dubbed "Twenty Ninth Street". The plans were for about 50-60 shops and a movie theatre. The city agreed, and Macerich/Westcor sprung into action.
On January 8, 2004, the closing of Crossroads Mall was announced. The Mall closed in February 2004, except for Foley's, which remained in continuous operation.
Crossroads Mall was demolished (except for Foley's/Macy's and its adjacent parking ramp), and on October 13, 2006, the new Twenty Ninth Street retail district opened.
Century Theatres (52,000 sq. ft.)
Home Depot (141,373 sq. ft.)
Macy's (148,882 sq. ft.)
Whole Foods (82,500 sq. ft.)