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Dead Kohl's

Originally MainStreet. Kohl's closed in March 2009.


The Summit Place Mall opened in 1963 originally under the name "Pontiac Mall". Hudson's and Montgomery Ward were original anchor stores. In 1971, a free-standing Sears store was built north of the mall. In the late 1980s, JCPenney and MainStreet (later Kohl's) were added as part of a wing built between Montgomery Ward and Sears. Massive shopping centers owned by the mall (Summit West and Summit North) were built around the mall in the 1980s and 1990s, A Service Merchandise store also used some space at the mall that Hudson's split-off.


The nearby Great Lakes Crossing outlet mall opened in 1998. Both Montgomery Ward and Service Merchandise closed at the brink of the 2000s. Throughout the 2000s many smaller stores left the mall. Also during that time Hudson's changed to Marshall Field's, then Macy's. Kohl's closed their store in March 2009, The mall itself was closed in September 2009. Following the mall's closure, Macy's and JCPenney both left in March 2010. Sears closed in December 2014. The 1,500,000 square foot mall building has been condemned so it is likely the mall will be demolished within the next year or two.


Summit Place Mall (Pontiac Mall) - North Telegraph Road - Waterford Charter Township, Michigan


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Taken on February 22, 2015