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West Acres by the Numbers: Fun Facts You Maybe Didn’t Know

There’s a lot that goes into making us who we are, so we broke it down into some of our favorite fun facts about the mall!

By: Niki | June 2, 2017

From our nearly 1 million square foot building, to the amount of our stores with local ownership, there are some fun numbers behind the facts that have created who we are today. Take a fun glimpse into West Acres by the numbers…

The Structure

  • Our building opened in August 2, 1972 – which means we’re turning 45 this year!
  • About 18 acres under one roof – we have a roughly 1 million square foot building.
  • 311 trees on the entire property.
  • Approximately 5,500 parking spots.
  • 750 chairs are put up and down in the food court daily. Some employees have flipped over 1 million chairs.
  • We have 55 toilets. 20 mens, 23 women’s, and 6 adult sized and 6 kid sized in the family rooms.
  • 3,744 miles of toilet paper used each year.
  • Over 30 miles of parking lot striping (not including extended property)

The Experience & Culture

  • 195 regional art pieces typically on display through our Regional Showcase program.
  • Around 100 live performances by local groups each year.
  • The longevity of our longest standing stores is 45 years – since we opened!
  • 28 in-line stores and 11 carts & kiosks are currently locally owned. (That’s over 1/3 of our stores!)

The Impact

  • 35 customer’s purchases paid for by West Acres during our Share the Joy campaign last year
  • 56% percent of West Acres employees gave to the United Way last year.
  • 284 organizations received direct financial support from West Acres through our West Acres Cares program last year.
  • $5,900, on average, is thrown into the fountain each year – all donated to charity.
  • The total amount of donations given to charitable donations from West Acres in 2016 was $175,748.

The Staff

  • The average years of service for our employees is 10 years.
  • The longest tenured employee has been with us for 42 years. (Brad, our Operations Manager!)
  • 16% of our employees (9 out of 57) have been employed with us for over 20 years.
  • 39% of our employees (22 out of 57) have been employed with us for over 10 years.

 

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Niki

I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.

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