The Crossroads (Portage, Michigan)

This article is about a shopping center in Michigan. For other shopping centers, see Crossroads Mall (disambiguation).
The Crossroads
Location Portage, Michigan, USA
Coordinates 42°13′13″N 85°35′39″W / 42.2203°N 85.5943°W / 42.2203; -85.5943Coordinates: 42°13′13″N 85°35′39″W / 42.2203°N 85.5943°W / 42.2203; -85.5943
Opening date 1980
Management General Growth Properties
Owner General Growth Properties
No. of stores and services 100
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 769,801 ft²
No. of floors 2
Parking 4006 On-Site Spaces

The Crossroads is a shopping mall located in Portage, Michigan. The mall features four anchor stores (Macy's, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory), as well as 100 stores and a food court. The Crossroads Mall has been owned since 1999 by General Growth Properties.


The Crossroads Mall opened in Portage, Michigan, in 1980. At the time, it was the only two-level mall in Michigan outside Metro Detroit. J. C. Penney and Hudson's were the first two anchor stores,[1] with Sears opening in 1982.[2] Mervyns was later added as a fourth anchor. The mall was designed by Richard Prince and Associates and was the firm's second mall design after forming a partnership with Victor Gruen to design Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, suburban Detroit, MI.

General Growth Properties acquired the mall in 1999,[3] and renovated the food court in the early 2000s.

Hudson's was renamed Marshall Field's in 2001, and subsequently became Macy's in September 2006. Mervyns closed in early 2006 along with the rest of the chain's Michigan stores, and Burlington Coat Factory opened its first Kalamazoo store in the space vacated by Mervyn's.[4]


  1. Kalamazoo Magazine. Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce. 1981.
  2. Larry B. Massie (1 January 2006). This Place Called Portage: Its Past and Present. Priscilla Press. ISBN 978-1-886167-27-8.
  3. "General Growth Acquires Mich. Mall For $68M". Realty Times. 1999-01-12. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
  4. "Outlook good to find new tenants for Kalamazoo area Kmart stores". Retrieved 2016-03-04.

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