Foothills Mall in Fort Collins (also called The Shops at Foothills) is currently the only enclosed mall in the area. Following a recent $313 million dollar renovation, the mall is still working to attract more businesses to regain full capacity.
Empty storefronts aside, this mall has plenty of reasons to visit year-round and could use the patronage.
Shopping – Retailers like Macy’s, Loft, Forever 21, Skechers and Torrid bring in the trending-fashion finders. While Nordstrom Rack, J.Crew Factory and Ross Dress for Less add some bargain-hunting appeal.
Activities – Foothills Mall also offers service-oriented businesses with fun activities for the whole family. Painting ceramics and other arts/crafts make Color Me Mine an attraction for kids and groups. The City of Fort Collins Foothills Activity Center houses workout rooms and a gym, plus hosts fitness classes and educational activities. You can go ice skating on The Pond each winter.
Events – Entertainment is a big deal to Foothills Mall management, especially as a way to keep shoppers coming back while the store leases fill up. Summer concerts, holiday celebrations (like the annual Father’s Day 5K Race) and winter ice skating happen at the Foothills East Lawn.
A popular main attraction behind the East Lawn is the Cinemark Movie Bistro and XD. State-of-the-art sound, luxury loungers and a floor-to-ceiling screen make the XD movie experience worth the trip.
Dining – Food offerings at Foothills Mall are expanding. You can already enjoy tacos, pub food, a steakhouse and several spots for sweet treats.
Check the mall website for updates on upcoming store and food venue openings.
Foothills Mall is located off US-287 at East Monroe Drive in Fort Collins.
Address: 215 E Foothills Pkwy, Fort Collins, CO 80525