Class A Office Space is located above the Barnes & Noble junior anchor building
|Location||Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States|
|Opening date||November 17, 2004|
|Developer||The MGHerring Group|
|Management||Spinoso Real Estate Group|
|Owner||Eastern Shore Centre I, L.L.C.|
|No. of stores and services||70|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|Total retail floor area||540,000 sq ft (50,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Eastern Shore Centre is a 540,000-square-foot (50,000 m2) lifestyle center located in Spanish Fort, a suburb of Mobile, Alabama, at the intersection of Malbis Parkway (Alabama State Route 181) and Interstate 10. A landscaped perimeter road, Eastern Shore Boulevard, connects the lifestyle and power center components of this hybrid regional center. An apartment community, The Arlington at Eastern Shore Centre, was developed in the northeastern section of the complex. Eastern Shore Centre is Baldwin County's first large-scale, multi-anchored regional shopping center and the first lifestyle center to open in South Alabama.
Developed by The MGHerring Group and designed by CMH Architects of Birmingham, it officially opened on November 17, 2004, following a slight delay caused by Hurricane Ivan, although the Dillard's department store was operating a few weeks earlier. The lifestyle center is anchored by the Dillard's and Belk department stores, while the bookstore Barnes & Noble and the regional footwear retailer Shoe Station are additional junior anchors. In-line merchants include Build-A-Bear Workshop, Ann Taylor LOFT, and Kirkland's Home. Numerous eateries and service-oriented businesses are situated on outparcels in the parking lots of both Eastern Shore Centre and Eastern Shore Plaza. As of spring 2017, the regional shopping center is managed by Spinoso Real Estate Group.
Eastern Shore Centre added an entertainment anchor, in the form of a fourteen screen stadium seat Premiere Cinemas multiplex. This 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) facility features more than 2,500 seats and is Alabama's first all-digital theater complex. This multiplex was constructed on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land immediately behind the Barnes & Noble section of the lifestyle center complex.
More than 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) of long-vacant inline tenant space and a former PacSun clothing store was developed for a location of the upstart Charming Charlie fashion accessory merchant. This retailer is located in the Belk anchored wing of the lifestyle center.
In April 2015, Bed Bath and Beyond closed and relocated to the nearby Jubilee Square power center in Daphne, AL. Regional shoe retailer Shoe Station relocated from an outparcel at Eastern Shore Plaza into a redeveloped 23,130 square foot combination of the former Bed Bath and Beyond and adjoining mall space in the fall of 2015.
In January 2017, home furnishings retailers Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn relocated to the Legacy Village at Spring Hill shopping center in west Mobile, AL. In March 2018, the former Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Bama Fever/Tiger Pride spaces were gutted as part of construction for a new location of the fast fashion chain Forever 21. By January 2020, Forever 21 would shutter the Eastern Shore Centre store as part of a nationwide closure.
As it is a regional shopping center, Eastern Shore Centre also includes a smaller power center component located on site, adjacent to the lifestyle center. Eastern Shore Plaza, as this power center is known, is more than 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) in size and is tenanted with big box stores such as Best Buy, PetSmart, Old Navy, Ross Dress For Less, Michaels, and Cost Plus World Market.
Phase five of development comprised the construction of a 54,817-square-foot (5,092.7 m2) Publix supermarket and adjoining community-oriented strip mall on a 9-acre (36,000 m2) site north of the Belk department store building. Publix supermarket opened as the anchor of the Eastern Shore Commons shopping center on November 19, 2011. According to the master and lease plans of Eastern Shore Centre, plans also call for the eventual development of a big box retailer of no more than 140,000 square feet (13,000 m2) to the east of the Publix-anchored strip mall, while an additional 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) of commercial space will be developed south of the Premiere Cinemas site.
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