From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. AmericInn by Wyndham Madison West. This mall is decent, however I really do like the shops around this mall as a turist. Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a big group greater than 5? Chapel Hill Mall Eastgate Mall.
Have been to many malls. This is a nice average type mall. Liked that there was a food court. Boston Store, Peenys, Sears, and Dicks as anchors. Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do.
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Reviewed July 23, via mobile Family trip. Reviewed May 2, Nice shops. Thank Mary Beth M. Reviewed October 22, via mobile Trick or treat. Reviewed September 25, Nice stop before heading home.
Reviewed August 13, Like most malls. Reviewed July 7, via mobile Good selection. Reviewed May 21, via mobile Good Mall. Reviewed April 15, A mall. Reviewed March 21, via mobile Classic US mall. Reviewed August 22, Nice Mall. Previous Next 1 2 3. Nearby Hotels See all 63 nearby hotels. West Towne is the sister mall to the East Towne Mall which opened a year later. Initial anchors were Prange's , Sears, J. The Manchester's location was their sixth and at the time their largest store.
West Towne was built in a cow pasture on the west side of Madison in an area that was originally intended for industrial development. After the mall was built it became a massive retail area instead. The trees shipped from Florida were nearly killed by a cold snap when delays in the shipment of the glass for the main entryway forced emergency heaters into use. A helicopter was employed to place the 30 HVAC units on the building's roof to control the climate of the building.
West Towne's grand opening was on Thursday October 15, , at 9: The mall's manager James M. Roche explained the lack of a ceremony saying, "We feel the shopper has come out to see the center.
Our "grand opening" will be symbolized by all stores opening their doors promptly at 9: Only 28 stores were open at the time and two of the anchors Sears and J. Two artists were commissioned to provide artwork for the main mall area.
Detroit sculptor Joseph A. McDonnell was commissioned to create five metal sculptures for the mall. McDonnell spent seven months completing the sculptures, four of which were motorized to rotate, as well as a large byfoot 4. McDonnell was quoted as saying he was "astonished at the amount of money [the developers] wanted to spend on art" and noted at the time that he had only seen one other shopping center that spent more on artistic development. Clarence Van Duzer, a sculptor from Cleveland, Ohio , was commissioned to help design three of the four fountain areas as well as a suspended sculpture and water sculpture locater at the center of the mall.
Part of the central fountain included a foot-tall 5. He also created four magnesium sculptures that were suspended from the ceiling between the fountain and one of the sunken lounge areas.
Home of all of your favorite stores like Apple, Athleta, The Cheesecake Factory, Pottery Barn, Sephora & More! West Towne Mall in Madison, WI I am from Dallas, Texas, aka the home of huge amazing malls. For this reason, I ask that you take my word with a grain of salt. I am sure this mall is the best to some people, but I have seen much better.3/5(38). Apr 15, · This mall offers a good selection of stores and restaurants. I am always impressed by the cleanliness of the stores. The ever changing selection in the food court is a fun thing to try.4/4(31).