FlatIron Crossing facts for kids
The Village at FlatIron Crossing Mall
|Location||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Address||One West FlatIron Crossing Drive, Suite 1083|
|Opening date||August 11, 2000|
|No. of stores and services||198|
|No. of anchor tenants||8 (7 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,467,566 sq ft (136,341.3 m2)|
|No. of floors||2 (3rd floor offices in Dick's Sporting Goods)|
FlatIron Crossing is an enclosed shopping center in Broomfield, Colorado, anchored by Macy's, Dillard's, and Dick's Sporting Goods. An outdoor lifestyle center, named FlatIron Village; extends out of the mall's southern side and is anchored by a 14-screen AMC Theatres cinema and several restaurants. Others stores at the mall include 2nd & Charles, Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, H&M, and Old Navy.
FlatIron Crossing opened on August 11, 2000 after two years of construction, anchored by Lord & Taylor, Galyan's, Foley's, Dillard's, and Nordstrom. The mall's hybrid layout, with an outdoor extension attached to an indoor mall, was unique at opening and was one of the first of its kind in the United States.
In 2001, a propane-powered shuttle bus began circulating passengers free of charge between FlatIron Crossing and its adjacent shopping centers, Flatiron Marketplace and MainStreet at Flatiron. Funded by the Flatiron Improvement District sales tax surcharge, it stopped at 14 points
Although the mall is among the highest sales per square foot in the country as of March 31, 2017[update], the mall had for many years after opening encountered several setbacks, particularly with the outdoor village area. The outdoor village area was originally populated by independent boutiques poached from nearby Boulder's Pearl Street Mall, alongside a Borders bookstore and several restaurants. An AMC cinema meant to anchor the Village opened more than a year late, leaving the outdoor area without a major draw and causing most of those independent tenants to leave. Structural issues caused by shifting soil beneath the Village caused other tenants to leave soon after, rendering the outdoor mall partially vacant. Many of those vacant buildings were demolished not soon after, while the bankruptcy of Borders left the outdoor mall with only the cinema and a handful of restaurants. A planned redevelopment of the village was floated in 2008, including a 140-room hotel, but was canceled in favor of a much more modest overhaul completed in 2013.
Galyan's was acquired by Dick's Sporting Goods in 2004, leading Dick's to convert the FlatIron Crossing store to their own nameplate. Foley's was converted to Macy's in 2006, as a result of the merger between Foley's parent company May Department Stores and Macy's parent Federated Department Stores. The Lord & Taylor location also closed in 2005 citing a weak and competitive regional marketplace. In 2009, The vacant Lord & Taylor building was split into three tenants: Forever 21 on the upper level, and Ultimate Electronics and The Container Store splitting the lower level. Borders and Ultimate Electronics closed in 2011.
In May 2020, it was revealed that Nordstrom would be closing this location permanently as part of a plan to close 16 locations nationwide.
Former Anchor stores
- Lord & Taylor - closed 2005
- Ultimate Electronics - closed 2011
- Borders - closed 2011
- Nordstrom - closed 2020
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