DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. employees will move into the former home of Lord & Taylor at the Fairlane Town Center near the automaker's headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., later this month.
The employees will be based in a 240,000-square-foot space renovated by Ford and Starwood Retail Partners, the owner of the mall. Ford and Starwood remodeled 120,494 square feet of the former two-story department store and 120,364 square feet of existing storefronts in that wing.
Ford did not disclose how many employees will work out of the space, the departments that will have offices at Fairlane, the date employees will move in or how much Ford and Starwood Retail Partners spent on the build-out.
Rita Nelson, general manager of the Fairlane Town Center, said the mall is "at the forefront of a movement that integrates malls more fully into the fabric of the communities we serve. The two-level mall has more than 125 stores, restaurants and a 21-screen AMC Theatre.
Fairlane Town Center is about 1.4 million square feet. It opened on March 1, 1976, as one of four super-regional malls developer Taubman Centers Inc. built in metro Detroit in the 1970s.