Firewheel Town Center Mall in Garland
UPDATE Sep 29 2005: I just found out the other day that the mall is opening on Friday October 7th. As that is 8 days from the time I”m writing this, all the folks visiting this site looking to get hired are probably out of luck at this point, I’d imagine. I’m still surprised we haven’t seen a comprehensive list of stores published anywhere. Once the store opens, I’ll probably go to the mall and get a directory and post the actual list of stores here.
I’m also finding it interesting how high up on Google’s search this blog entry is. Thanks to all who have visited.
UPDATE Aug 1 2005: I have a significantly larger list of stores that will be in the mall now. See the bottom of the entry for my update….
Original Blog Entry on Mall:
I live in Garland, Texas, and there’s one thing this city has lacked is a big mall of it’s own. We’ve had to go to Plano, or to Dallas, or to Mesquite to hit a shopping mall. Garland hasn’t had one. But that’s changing now, with the opening of our own “Firewheel Town Center” mall in October of 2005. There doesn’t appear to be any official website for the mall (yet).
I’ve been trying to find out a list of what’s going in there. The biggest chunk of the information I can find is from the website of Michael Holden, who is a City Council Rep in Garland. On his page for the mall, he lists these stores as being there:
In the Mall:
AMC Theater (16 screens)
Barnes and Noble
Linen’s & Things
In the Surrounding Area:
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Lowe’s (Not new, This has been here for years)
Home Depot (Not new, This has been here for years)
Restaurants In the Mall:
On the Border
P.F. Changs (searching for a site for Pei Wei their fast/casual concept)
Big Bowl (Brinker Restaurant)
Restaurants In the Surrounding Area:
Chili’s (Not new, has been here for years)
McDonalds (Not new, This has been here for years)
Here’s some stuff I’ve been able to find out on my own.
1) Tonight I found that there’s a job application online for a company called “Limited Brands”. They are the parent company of these (so any of them could be in the mall): Victoria’s Secret, Express, Bath & Body Works, The Limited, White Barn Candle, Henri Bendel.
2) I also saw where Build a Bear will be in there. Link.
3) Company called Coldwater Creek should be here. I found this link which lists a job for a store manager.
4) This link shows that Pier 1, Fox & Hound, Snuffer’s are going to be here. Snuffer’s is a restuarant, not sure what Fox & Hound is, I think it’s another restaurant.
There’s probably more, but I’m writing this at 3:30AM, and I’m pretty tired. If you find any more, or find an official website and/or list, please let me know.
The sad thing is that since I live in South Garland, it will still be significantly closer for me to go to Mesquite. It’s 5 minutes away. The Firewheel mall in North Garland is about a 20 minute drive, depending on how many traffic lights I hit. We’ll probably visit it, but the only unique store there that would cause us to go there is Build A Bear. Everything else listed so far is common stuff that you can get anywhere.
UPDATE AUG 1: I received the monthly newsletter the city of Garland publishes today, and they had a very large list of stores in the mall. The article says this isn’t the complete list, but here goes:
Barnes & Noble
Linens N Things
Firewheel Day Spa & Salon
Build a Bear Workshop
Riceboxx Asian Cafe
Sam’s Fine Jewelry
Nestle Tollhosue Cafe
Ann Taylor Loft
Yankee Candle Shop
James Avery Craftsman
Bath & Body Works
Paterie & Co
American Eagle Outfitters
Christopher & Banks
General Nutrition Center
DSW Shoe Warehouse
Stride Rite Shoes
Street Corner News
Club Libby Lu
Most of these I have no idea what they’re supposed to be. I still stand by my original statemnt that since I live about 5 minutes from Town East Mall, there’s nothing unique that would make me want to drive out there except Build A Bear. That’s unfortunate, as I do live in Garland, but the Mesquite mall is so much more convenient for me.
What else is interesting is that this big list doesn’t list some of the stores that I had in my smaller update from before.