Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest shopping mall in the Southwest and one of the top 10 most profitable malls in the country. Since Kitchell built the original three-story open-air mall in 1961, we have shared a long and fruitful relationship with the two million-square-foot Scottsdale Fashion Square, completing every phase of expansion and remodel. The last major expansion, also built by Kitchell, included a dramatic new wing with Barney’s New York as the showpiece.
For this eleventh chapter, Kitchell completed site work, demolition and 143,000 square feet of shell building improvements for Dick’s Sporting Goods and Harkins Theatres. The stores were built over the entrance to an existing parking garage that remained open throughout construction.
The new Harkins Theatre features wall-to-wall curved screens, the latest projection and sound systems, an expanded menu with “elevated” choices and Harkins’ first lobby lounge with a full bar and outdoor patio seating called Verite Lounge.
Like any high-profile (and not so high-profile) job, there were bumps along the way — including two critical subcontractors going out of business and declaring bankruptcy — but concluded the project with a flourish and a happy client.

    143,000 SF of shell retail building improvements for Dick’s Sporting Goods and Harkins Theatre
  • 50,000 SF on the ground floor
  • 93,000 SF elevated over existing parking garage exit