What’s old is new again… Macomb Mall received a facelift to celebrate its 50-year anniversary as a true community-based mall and shopping destination. That facelift was made possible by the vision of Lormax Stern Development Company who purchased Macomb Mall in May 2013 – they saw the potential of this long-standing community mall. They made a promise to build a mall that Roseville would be proud to have in their community. What they have delivered is a multi-million dollar project that upgraded the aesthetics of the interior and exterior of Macomb Mall, including the renovation of the 50-year-old iconic sign that sits on the corner of Gratiot and Masonic (you either loved or hated the old neon sign). The project included tearing down an obsolete 126,000-square-foot anchor building and replacing it with a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Additional renovations include:
- New mall entrances
- Interior lights and fixtures replaced with ambient lighting
- Completely replacing the ceramic floor with luxury vinyl floor tile and carpet tiles
- New soft seating furniture and planters
- Painting of ceiling and walls to complement the new color scheme
- Creating a new fashion-forward tenant mix to meet the needs of the customers
- Installed and created new landscape and irrigation
- Installed new parking lot lights
- Repaved the parking lot
- Renovated 50-year-old iconic sign with new LED lighting
- Demolished a vacant restaurant and replaced it with a multi-tenant building along Gratiot Avenue
- Constructed and created a stand-alone multi-tenant building at the mall
All of these renovations have attracted a new and upcoming tenant mix to coincide with new fashion trends and has created quite the buzz amongst shoppers. This year alone, Macomb Mall has added a total of 13 new stores and restaurants: H&M, ULTA Beauty, Zales, Rue 21, White Barn, Chipotle, Potbelly, 1000 Degree Pizzeria, AT&T, Metro PCS, Massage Green, Visionworks, Auntie Anne’s/Carvel Ice Cream and, coming soon, Sprint.
2016 promises to be just as exciting with new tenants complementing the current ones. For a complete list of stores, please visit our website www.shopmacombmall.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MacombMall and Twitter at www.twitter.com/MacombMall to stay up to date on all our special events and sales.
What we’ve done here isn’t just about the retail additions; it is about the community as a whole. Macomb Mall has re-established and developed partnerships with Roseville fire and police departments, Roseville Schools, Wigs for Kids, Eastpointe/Roseville Chamber of Commerce and several other Macomb County charities. We raised funds for the Roseville Police Department to add a new K-9 member to their team in July 2015. Corporal (who is trained to detect bombs and drugs) will be able to assist in Roseville and our neighboring communities when needed.
There are also many holiday happenings this month including a Macomb Food Program food drive, winter hats and gloves drive, holiday craft market, holiday gift wrapping and pictures with Santa!
If you haven’t been to Macomb Mall in a while, stop in and see the transformation that has taken place over the past two years. As a lifelong Macomb County resident myself, I promise you’ll find yourself saying, “Wow! I can’t believe this is Macomb Mall!”
We hope to see you soon!
Marianne Meyers is the Macomb Mall general manager and a resident of Chesterfield Township.