is one of two shopping malls in Trumbull, Connecticut
Trumbull, a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut in the New England region of the United States, is bordered by the towns of Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield and Easton along Connecticut's Gold Coast. The population was 36,018 according to the 2010 census.Family Circle magazine...
. The mall is a two-story structure located on Main Street (off exit 48 on the Merritt Parkway
The Merritt Parkway is a historic limited-access parkway in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The parkway is known for its scenic layout, its uniquely styled signage, and the architecturally elaborate overpasses along the route. It is designated as a National Scenic Byway and is also listed in the...
). Current anchor stores include JCPenney, Lord and Taylor, Macy's and Target. Built in 1964, the Trumbull Shopping Park (now Westfield Trumbull) was the first enclosed shopping mall in Connecticut.
The first f.y.e.
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store opened at the mall in 1993.
The Westfield Trumbull was originally known as the Trumbull Shopping Park
and was built in 1964 by the Frouge Corporation, with a branch of the E. J. Korvette
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discount department store and DM Read (later Read's
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) as its two original anchor stores. In 1977, it was purchased by The Westfield Group
The Westfield Group is an Australian shopping centre group undertaking ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing and marketing activities...
and became the first U.S. mall purchased by the Australian mall operator. It was renamed as Westfield Shoppingtown-Trumbull, which was changed to its current name in 2005.
The fountain on the ground floor near JCPenney was demolished into an open space in December 2008. It has become a children's play area.
- Added 126000 square feet (11,705.8 m²) of small shops.
- Anchor store JCPenney was added to the mall in 1987.
- Anchor store Lord & Taylor was added to the mall in 1990.
- Expansion of the food court.
A $35 million revitalization of the mall was announced in Fall 2009 and was completed in November 2010. The revitalization included:
- The two-floor anchor store Target was added to the mall in 2008.
- Inviting new facades and points of entry.
- New court and common areas featuring stone and wood décor, lush landscaping and leather furniture.
- Additional skylights and new lighting.
- Contemporary flooring featuring porcelain glass tile and plush carpeting.
- New and renovated restrooms.
- Fully remodeled Food Court including a new bistro-style dining terrace and contemporary new storefronts for 12 eateries.
As of December 2010, the mall's shops include Abercrombie & Fitch
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Aéropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14-to-17-year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale stores and 7-to-12-year-old kids through its P.S. from Aéropostale stores...
, American Eagle Outfitters
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, Banana Republic
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, Build-A-Bear Workshop
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, Charlotte Russe, Coach, Godiva Chocolatier, H&M
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, Men's Wearhouse
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, Metropark, Old Navy
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, & Swarovski
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Bus transportation is available at door #2 (near Macy's) via the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority
The Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority is a transit service serving the Greater Bridgeport region of the U.S. state of Connecticut. The GBTA provides local bus service to the cities/towns of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford, Fairfield, and Monroe....
, along with taxi service.