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Westfield Trumbull

Westfield Trumbull
Westfield Trumbull Logo.png
LocationTrumbull, Connecticut, US
Coordinates41°13′45″N 73°13′34″W / 41.22917°N 73.22611°W / 41.22917; -73.22611
Address5065 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611
Opening date1964
DeveloperFrouge Corporation
ManagementUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
OwnerUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
No. of stores and services169[1]
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,130,690 square feet (105,045 m2)[1]
No. of floors2
Parking4,436 spaces[1]
Websitewestfield.com/trumbull

Westfield Trumbull (previously named Trumbull Shopping Park and Westfield Shoppingtown Trumbull) is a shopping mall in Trumbull, Connecticut. It was the first enclosed shopping mall in Connecticut upon opening in 1964. The mall was developed by the Frogue Corporation, and was the first U.S. acquisition by Australian mall operator Westfield Group in 1977. Ownership and management were transferred to the Westfield Corporation in 2014, and to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in 2018. With 1,130,690 square feet (105,045 m2) of gross leasable area, it surpasses Westfield Meriden as the larger of the two Westfield properties in Connecticut.

As of 2019, Westfield Trumbull is anchored by J. C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Target. Junior anchors include H&M, Forever 21, Old Navy, Famous Footwear, LensCrafters, Kidz Klub, SeaQuest Interactive Aquariums, and Ulta Beauty. Restaurants include Caracas Grill, Charleys Philly Steaks, Chiang Mai Thai, Cinnabon, Dunkin' Donuts, Fruity Swirls Frozen Yogurt, Häagen-Dazs, McDonald's, Panda Express, Popeyes, Pretzelmaker, Sarku Japan, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Ten Asian Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, Wahlburgers, and Watermelon. Previous anchors include Abraham & Straus, E. J. Korvette, G. Fox & Co., Filene's, Jordan Marsh, Read's, Waldbaum's, and Woolworth's.

History

The Westfield Trumbull was originally known as the Trumbull Shopping Park and was built in 1964 by the Frouge Corporation, with a branch of the E. J. Korvette discount department store and D.M. Read (later Read's) as its two original anchor stores, as well as a Waldbaum's and Woolworth's.[2] In 1977, it was purchased by The Westfield Group and became the first US mall purchased by the Australian mall operator.[3] The first f.y.e. store opened at the mall in 1993.[4]

Read's was converted into Jordan Marsh, another nameplate owned by parent company Allied Stores, in 1987. The merger of Allied and Federated Department Stores resulted in Jordan Marsh being converted into Abraham & Straus in April 1992, and later Abraham & Straus being converted into Macy's in April 1995.[5] Trumbull Shopping Park was renamed Westfield Shoppingtown Trumbull in 1998.[6]

The mall was renamed Westfield Trumbull with the company-wide discontinuation of the "Westfield Shoppingtown" naming convention in May 2005, citing that "the name served its purpose" and that "Shoppingtown is part of [their] heritage, but Westfield is the brand."[7] With the acquisition of The May Company by Federated in July 2005, it was announced that the Federated-owned Macy's would vacate its previous location in the former Read's building and reopen in the outgoing May-owned Filene's building; the conversion was completed in 2006.[8] The vacant Read's anchor spot was demolished in 2007; in its place, a two-floor Target store was constructed and opened in October 2008.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Trumbull". urw.com. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Connecticut to get a Big Korvette Store". The New York Times. November 18, 1961.
  3. ^ Westfield Group (2010). Westfield 50th Anniversary book (PDF). Hardie Grant Magazines. p. 72. ISBN 9780980783513.
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Eileen (5 July 1997). "Trans World at 25". Billboard. 109 (27): 68, 75, 76.
  5. ^ a b "Mall Hall of Fame". mall-hall-of-fame.blogspot.com. March 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Trumbull Historical Society (2014). Revisiting Trumbull. Arcadia Publishing. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-4671-2240-5.
  7. ^ Albright, Mark (June 1, 2015). "If you didn't call them 'shoppingtowns,' don't". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on December 21, 2005. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Marks, Paul (July 29, 2005). "Filene's Will Soon Be Macy's". Hartford Courant. Retrieved October 31, 2018.