Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Update on Universal Mall; Warren Michigan


I met an employee from Universal a few days ago that told me that "they" (city or mall management?) are planning to invest a considerable amount of money ( I can't remember the exact amount) into tearing down the existing mall and building Warrens' first lifestyle center. He also told that AJ Wright and the movie theather plan to stay, but no word on Burlington Coat Factory. The employee added that he hopes the movie theater does leave because it has become a babysitting service for children and teens whose parents drop them off there. He seemed pretty excited about it, but I can hardly be. Lifestyle centers just dont work with michigans weather pattens and it being cold half the year. Why do you think that they enclosed both Wonderland Mall and Northland after a while?

I know that I haven't posted a blog on the dead Universal Mall yet, but I plan to in the future. I just thought I would share this lil bit of info with you before I forgot it.

9 comments:

Molly Carlisle said...

That's the mall I shopped at all the time when I was a kid... it's the mall I hung out in when I was a teenager. Then it turned into a Chess Club. So weird. So sad.

Joe C said...

So, I guess this means the haunted house closed down too?

Eric said...

Haunted house?

Joe C said...

Universal mall has had a haunted house in it the last few years or so.

Dr phobia's haunted house, i believe. Year round, only open fri and sat, 7p-11p

Eric said...

hmmm, I hadn't heard of that. not even a mention of it on deadmalls.com. Its prolly closed. Universal is really dead..check out these pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpgnexus/sets/72157603967256649/

Joe C said...

http://www.drphobias.com/

Anonymous said...

I think they are long overdue to tear that eyesore mall down. All it does is drag down the whole surrounding area. Just hope they can attract a few big name retailers as opposed to more discount junk or dollar stores.

J. Good said...

Thanks for the links. These suburban Detroit dead malls are fascinating. But, alas, I'm at school far away...

PurpleBubba said...

They started demolition on the mall. It's being turned into a lifestyle center and Target is moving here and leaving the store they have a few blocks south.