Stonebriar Centre facts for kids
Facade of Stonebriar Centre, 2009
|Address||2601 Preston Rd
Frisco, TX 75034
|Opening date||August 4, 2000|
|Developer||General Growth Properties|
|Management||Brookfield Properties Retail Group|
|Owner||Brookfield Properties Retail Group|
|No. of stores and services||184|
|No. of anchor tenants||12 (11 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,727,698 sq ft (160,508 m2)|
|No. of floors||5 (AMC theater on 3rd, 4th, and 5th levels)|
Stonebriar Centre, sometimes referred to as Stonebriar Mall, is a mid-range shopping mall located at the intersection of Preston Road (SH 289) and the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) in Frisco, Texas, U.S.. It contains 4 major department store anchor tenants, a 24-screen AMC movie theater, 2 major restaurants, a Dave & Buster's, and Texas's first Kidzania.
In 1988, Homart, then a subsidiary of Sears, planned on putting a million square foot mall in Frisco, which was a town of about 6,000 people at the time.
When Plano city officials learned of Homart's plan, they offered $10 million if the company would move its planned mall across the road into their city limits. Frisco lobbied to keep the planned mall and was able to work out tax incentives to close the deal. Plano then convinced another company, General Growth Properties, to place a mall within their city limits. In 1995, General Growth acquired Homart who had already signed an agreement with Frisco. The City of Frisco made a final offer to General Growth of a half-cent sales tax rebate, property tax abatement for ten years, and infrastructure improvements in and around the mall. Plano continued to lobby hard for the new mall and Frisco eventually upped its sales-tax grant. Frisco finally opened the mall on August 4, 2000.
In July 2013, the ice rink at the mall was closed.
In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Stonebriar Centre, into Seritage Growth Properties.
In 2016, the Mall’s AMC Theatre located on the upper levels was closed for 3 months for updating and remodeling.
In 2017, Carlo's Bake Shop opened at the mall.
In May 2018, construction began on the 18 story Stonebriar Hyatt Hotel, which would be attached to the mall.
KidZania is opened in the fall of 2019.
In January 2019, Sears closed its doors as part of Sears Holdings filing for Bankruptcy.
In April 2019, Apple Store closed its store at the mall and relocated to the Galleria Dallas.
In November 2019, Amazons 6th Amazon 4 Star store in the U.S. opened at Stonebriar.
The following are the anchor stores of the mall:
- AMC Theatres — 103,450 sq ft (9,610 m2)
- Dick's Sporting Goods — 77,411 sq ft (7,190 m2), former Galyan's store until 2004
- Dillard's — 206,133 sq ft (19,150 m2), former Macy's store until 2006
- Forever 21 — 27,222 sq ft (2,530 m2)
- JCPenney — 162,347 sq ft (15,080 m2)
- Kidzania — 85,000 sq ft (7,900 m2)
- Macy's — 200,544 sq ft (18,630 m2), formerly Foley's until 2006
- Nordstrom — 134,150 sq ft (12,460 m2)
- Barnes & Noble Booksellers — 34,272 sq ft (3,180 m2)
- Dave & Buster's — 49,784 sq ft (4,630 m2)
- H&M — 26,576 sq ft (2,470 m2)
- Galyan's (converted to Dick's Sporting Goods in 2004)
- Foley's (May Department Stores bought out by Federated; all Foley's stores rebranded as Macy's)
- Macy's (Moved into former Foleys space) (converted to Dillard's in 2006)
- Sears — 162,018 sq ft (15,050 m2) (store closed in 2019 as part of Sears Holdings' bankruptcy)
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