Partridge Creek mall to be sold to new owners

The Mall at Partridge Creek, located at 17420 Hall Road in Clinton Township, reportedly will be sold. The new owner has not been disclosed.

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Mall at Partridge Creek reportedly will be sold, but who the new owner will be has not been disclosed.

According to various media reports, the outdoor mall at 17420 Hall Road is to be sold in receivership. A receivership is a court action that places property under the control of a third party.

“I have not heard who bought the mall. Someone has the property, which makes me very happy,” Clinton Township purchased Supervisor Robert Cannon said. “The mall itself is doing fairly well. The mall is beautiful, and it’s still got great stores.”

As for who the new owners are, “It might be too soon for them to release that information,” Macomb County Planning and Economic Development Director Vicky Rowinski said.

According to the Partridge Creek website at shoppartridgecreek.com, the mall is leased and managed by the Spinoso Real Estate Group, with a corporate office located in Syracuse, New York. Attempts to reach Spinoso for comment were unsuccessful.

The outdoor mall, with an array of clothing shops, specialty stores and eateries, opened in 2007. Along with the stores, special events such as photos with the Easter Bunny, are offered on a regular basis, and there is an outdoor playground for children . There is also an MJR movie theater on-site.

Tin Fish was the main restaurant at one time, and Nordstrom and Parisian were the two anchor department stores. However, all three have left the mall, leaving the two storefronts empty, as well as the restaurant spot.

“I can’t answer why Nordstrom left. All the Parisian stores went out of business,” Cannon said. “Those are the three properties I am most concerned with. We have reached out to the mall to help market the mall.”

One recommendation brought forward was to build spaces above some of the outlets to build apartments.

“We would welcome that. We want those spaces filled over there. There is a market for apartments in the area,” Cannon said. “We are working with the mall to try to help them (be) successful. There are too many quality stores in there. There are too many people that have huge investments in that mall.”

The mall is dog-friendly, which means many store owners allow patrons to bring their dogs inside their shops.

“Having the dogs there has been a big bonus,” Cannon said.

But filling the two anchor stores is still a priority.

“Those still remain empty,” Rowinski said. “It is never good for any type of commercial district to have empty buildings.”

Businesses, too, are still recovering from the pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic really hits home for many of our retailers,” Rowinski said. “I know there were some financial concerns. On a positive vibe, Cooper’s Hawk is a very bustling, very busy location. PF Chang’s is also busy.”

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant was founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery in Illinois. PF Chang’s China Bistro is an American-based, Asian-themed, casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1993 by Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang.

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