Brighton Mall - Brighton MI

Address: 8571 Grand River Ave
City: Brighton
State: MI
Zip: 48116
County: Livingston
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Brighton Mall is a shopping mall located in Brighton, Michigan, United States. Opened in 1971 as an enclosed shopping mall, the center was re-developed in 1996 as a power centre, retaining the name Brighton Mall. Anchor stores for the property are Marshalls, Michaels, Aldi, PetSmart, Jo-Ann Etc., Best Buy, and Gardner White.

Brighton Mall opened in November 1971 as a small enclosed mall, with an The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) supermarket, a W.T. Grant department store, a Perry Drug Stores pharmacy, and approximately twenty-five inline tenants. One year later, a movie theater opened behind the mall. After W. T. Grant filed for bankruptcy in 1975, many of their stores were sold to Kmart in 1976. Kmart had originally wanted to build a store in Brighton prior to acquiring the former W. T. Grant location, but did not do so at the time due to concerns over the area's economy.

In late 1993, plans were announced to begin converting the mall to a strip mall. Under these plans, the enclosed section of the mall would be converted to larger retail spaces that faced Grand River Avenue, while the Kmart would be retained. The few remaining tenants in the mall at the time, including an Ace Hardware, a beauty salon, and an ice cream shop, would be relocated to an annex next to the mall. In 1995, in completion of this conversion, A&P demolished its existing store at the mall and built a larger Farmer Jack supermarket on the site.

The mall's movie theater complex, by then part of the MJR Theatres chain, relocated across the street to a new 16-screen (since expanded to 20 screens) facility in 2002, and the old theaters were replaced with Best Buy and PetSmart. Marshalls replaced Farmer Jack, which closed in 2004. In 2006, Kmart was converted to Sears Essentials. This store closed in 2012. That space has since been divided between Gardner White, Michaels, Aldi, and Aspen Dental.

The week of July 26, 2014, Halo Burger opened it seventeenth location at the Mall next to YoFresh Yogurt Cafe, which is also new. [Wikipedia]

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Brighton Mall - Sep 29 1971 Article
Sep 29 1971 Article
Brighton Mall - Dec 1 1971 Jac Legoff
Dec 1 1971 Jac Legoff
Brighton Mall - 1972 Full Page Ad
1972 Full Page Ad
Brighton Mall - Aug 1972 Theater Opens
Aug 1972 Theater Opens
Brighton Mall - Aug 18 1971 Article
Aug 18 1971 Article
Brighton Mall - Aug 1 1972 Theater Grand Opening
Aug 1 1972 Theater Grand Opening
Brighton Mall - Aug 25 1971 Grants
Aug 25 1971 Grants
Brighton Mall - Dec 2012 Remodel
Dec 2012 Remodel
Brighton Mall - Dec 1 1971 Photo
Dec 1 1971 Photo
Brighton Mall - Dec 1 1971 Santa Comes In On Chopper
Dec 1 1971 Santa Comes In On Chopper
Brighton Mall - Dec 20 1972 Big Boy Opening
Dec 20 1972 Big Boy Opening
Brighton Mall - Feb 16 1972 Article On Theater
Feb 16 1972 Article On Theater
Brighton Mall - Feb 16 1972 Building Theater
Feb 16 1972 Building Theater
Brighton Mall - Jan 2 1974 Lottery Winners
Jan 2 1974 Lottery Winners
Brighton Mall - Jul 31 1974 Celebrity Music Opens
Jul 31 1974 Celebrity Music Opens
Brighton Mall - Mar 29 1972 Antique Show
Mar 29 1972 Antique Show
Brighton Mall - Mar 29 1972 Bank
Mar 29 1972 Bank
Brighton Mall - May 1974 Article
May 1974 Article
Brighton Mall - May 22 1974 Dav Service
May 22 1974 Dav Service
Brighton Mall - Nov 3 1971 Photo
Nov 3 1971 Photo
Brighton Mall - Oct 14 1970 Article
Oct 14 1970 Article
Brighton Mall - Sep 27 1971 Article
Sep 27 1971 Article
Brighton Mall - Sep 29 1971 Article
Sep 29 1971 Article
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