Madison
Madison Wisconsin

West Towne Mall

West Towne Mall Hours:
MON - SAT 10 am - 9 pm
SUN 11 am - 6 pm
66 WEST TOWNE MALL,
MADISON, WISCONSIN 53719
608-833-6330

West Towne Mall Store Directory

Abercrombie & Fitch
608.827.7885
Accessoriz
829.0169
Acupoint Massage
833.1956
Advanced Home Technology
800.387.9450
Aéropostale
608.833.3365
ALDO
608.821.0211
American Eagle Outfitters
608.833.8199
Ann Taylor
608.833.4564
Apple Store
608.827.9840
Aqua Massage/Heavens Therapy
608.833.1956
Arby's
608.833.8883
AT&T Family Communications
827.0066
Auntie Anne's
608.829.0640
Aveda
608.833.6226
Banana Republic
608.833.3005
Bath & Body Works
608.826.0626
Bleach Bright Teeth
608.467.5980
Body At Work
833.9445
Boston Store
608.833.9066
Buckle
608.833.4323
Build-A-Bear Workshop
608.833.0200
Caché
608.833.1433
Champs Sports
608.829.1868
The Children's Place
608.833.7578
Claire's
608.833.2847
Coldwater Creek
608.833.2722
Dairy Queen | Orange Julius
608.827.9094
Dakota Watch Company
608.833.2750
Desert Shades II
833.3649
Dick's Sporting Goods
608.829.1313
Eddie Bauer
608.833.7300
Express
608.833.7270
Fabulous Nails, Wax and Spa Early 2011
Finish Line
608.829.1250
Fred Meyer Jewelers
608.833.7744
Gap
608.833.8558
GapKids
608.829.0988
Gloria Jean's Coffees
608.829.2739
GNC
608.833.1900
Go Wireless
608.833.4566
Godiva Chocolatier
608.833.4125
Granite City Food & Brewery
608.829.0700
Gymboree
608.827.0552
Happy Feet
Hat Zone Custom Embroidery
608.833.1211
Helzberg Diamonds
608.833.1006
Hollister Co.
608.833.9767
Hot Topic
608.827.6111
H&M
608.833.2871
It's All About Hair
827.9757
JCPenney
608.833.9011
JCPenney Portrait Studio
608.833.5665
JCPenney Styling Salon
608.833.4166
Journeys
608.827.6102
J. Crew
608.826.0920
Kato's Cajun
608.836.0818
Kay Jewelers
608.833.1788
Kirlin's Hallmark
608.833.1203
Lane Bryant
608.833.6637
Larsen Portrait and Design
276.5555
LensCrafters
608.829.2040
Lids
608.833.4650
The Limited
608.833.1644
Limited Too
608.833.5453
MAC Cosmetics  
MasterCuts
608.833.5557
McDonald's
608.833.7798
Mirage
833.0369
MW Tux
608.829.0821
New York & Company
608.827.2666
Nine West
608.833.2480
Original Gifts
763.516.1899
Paciugo
608.829.1940
PacSun
608.827.9390
Panchero's Mexican Grill  
Payless ShoeSource
608.833.3686
Photo Engraver
608.829.0169
Piercing Pagoda
608.827.5102
Potbelly Sandwich Works
608.827.0200
Pottery Barn
608.833.7646
Prime Wireless
608.827.0056
Proactiv Solutions
608.833.0204
Quizno's Classic Sub
608.833.3434
RadioShack
608.833.0400
Regis
608.833.2555
Renew-It
608.838.6556
Rocky Rococo
608.829.0078
Rogers & Hollands Jewelers
608.833.1600
Rosetta Stone
S & K Menswear
608.829.1617
Sarku Japan
608.833.8808
Sbarro the Italian Eatery
608.833.5889
Sears
608.829.6200
The Sleep Number store
608.827.8877
Software Etc.
608.833.4648
Sprint Exclusive Dealer - Enhanced Wireless
608.827.9306
Sprint/ Nextel
608.833.0407
Star Satellite
608.831.7827
Steak Escape
608.833.9771
Steve & Barry's
608.829.1774
Stir Fry 88
608.833.1617
Sunglass Hut
608.829.0699
Super Nails & Spa
608.827.5772
Taco Bell
608.829.2797
Things Remembered
608.833.7754
Trade Secret
608.829.2653
Under Your Skin
608.829.2052
Urban Behavior
608.833.2630
Vanity
608.829.2975
Verizon Wireless by Karcom
608.829.1001
Victoria's Secret
(608) 833.7101
Waldenbooks
608.833.1696
The Walking Company
608.826.0203
West Coast Airbrush
Cart near Zales
Wet Seal
608.833.9444
Williams-Sonoma
608.833.9733
Wilsons Leather
608.833.0150
Wireless Connection
608.821.0172
Wisconsin Active Sportswear
608.827.0850
Wyndham Vacation Ownership
No phone
Zales Jewelers
608.833.3569

 


From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Towne_Mall

West Towne Mall is a shopping mall located in Madison, Wisconsin that is owned by CBL Properties. It was the first enclosed shopping center within 70 miles (110 km) of Madison with its grand opening October 15, 1970. The mall was designed by architect Lou Resnick and developed by Jacobs, Visconsi, and Jacobs Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, the developer of Brookfield Square Mall in Milwaukee. The 56,000 sq ft (5,200 m²) Manchester's store was later replaced by a food court. West Towne is the sister mall to the East Towne Mall which opened a year later. As of 2008, West Towne Mall is anchored by Sears, J. C. Penney, Boston Store, Steve & Barry's, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

The West Towne and its sister mall, East Towne, were originally developed by Jacobs, Visconsi, and Jacobs Company of Cleveland, Ohio, which was later known as the Richard E. Jacobs Group. Initial anchors were Prange's, Sears, J.C. Penney and Manchester's. The Manchester's location was their sixth and at the time their largest store. The store would eventually be replaced by a food court.

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. Palm trees and other tropical plants were originally used in the mall area. 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. Half-inch thick glass made by Pilkington in England was hung in curtain form with no visible support or connections and filled a 50'x27' area at the main entrance. 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 Thursday October 15, 1970 at 9:30 a.m. and had no ceremony or ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. 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 9:30 a.m." Part of the opening included young women called "mall-ettes" handing out balloons, flowers and mall directories to shoppers. Only 28 stores were open at the time and two of the anchors Sears and J.C. Penney opened later.

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 15'x15' chandelier like work that hung near the east entrance. 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 19-foot (5.8 m) tall metal piece with several nozzles that circulated 800 gallons of water per minute forming part of the sculpture. He also created four magnesium sculptures that were suspended from the ceiling between the fountain and one of the sunken lounge areas. The fountains and sunken lounges were removed during a late-1980s remodeling of the mall.

West Towne and East Towne malls were at the center of a mid-1980s Wisconsin Supreme Court case. In Jacobs (the mall's owner at the time) v. Major, an anti-nuclear dance group, called the Nu Parable dancers, was barred from performing a dance which ended in a "die-in" on the mall's property. At issue was the right of non-consensual use of private property for freedom of speech purposes. In 1987, the Wisconsin Supreme court ruled 4-3 in favor of the mall owner's right to exclude Nu Parable from both malls.

CBL Properties purchased West Towne Mall, West Towne Crossing as well as East Towne Mall from Richard E. Jacobs Group in late 2000 as part of a $1.2 billion deal that included 23 properties. The deal was completed February 1, 2001. West Towne Crossing is immediately west of West Towne Mall and includes a Best Buy, Kohls, Shopko, Office Depot, Gander Mountain, Cub Foods and Barnes & Noble. CBL refurbished both East Towne and West Towne unveiling the changes which included more skylights, family restrooms, improved interior decor, seating, flooring and other changes in November 2003. The face lift to West Towne Mall cost $2.8 million and was the first significant change to the mall since the 1989 addition of a fourth anchor store. According to CBL, the new design used elements of the Wisconsin State Capitol specifically noting the high chandeliers and wooden table and benches.

In 2003, former Boston Store locations were demolished at both East Towne and West Towne and Dick's Sporting Goods stores were constructed at a total cost of $5.5 million. Those stores opened at the end of October, 2004. Boston Store remained both malls in the former location originally occupied by Prange's.