St. Louis Mills
is a shopping center in Hazelwood
, just off Route 370
. When it opened in November 2003, it had over 200 specialty shops and 8 anchor stores. Due to the current weaker economy, this number shrank to just over 180. It is a venture investment by developer and former owner, Mills Corporation
that offers many retail stores and entertainment attractions. The newest addition to the Mills is a Cabela's
store that opened on April 13, 2007. Also in April 2007, The Mills Corp. merged into Simon Property Group
; St. Louis Mills is their only property in the St. Louis area. In November The Children's Place
Outlet opened, replacing Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue. When the mall was first planned in 2000, the name was "Missouri Mills."
St. Louis Mills is divided up in to six sectors called neighborhoods; each neighborhood has a different theme that contributes to the overall design, decoration, and attractions in that area of the mall. For example, the "SportStreet" area features wood floors like those found on a basketball court, and contains the NASCAR
Speedpark, and IceZone ice skating rink, which both are sports-related attractions. Neighborhood themes include:
- High Drama Oasis
- Chandelier Court
- Play Area
- Tree Oasis
- Circus of Fire
- The 1904 World's Fair Food Court
Each area of the mall features decorations, artwork, and colors in line with its namesake.
IceZone at St. Louis......