Located at the intersection of Friendly Avenue and Wendover Avenue, Friendly Center is in northwestern Greensboro, North Carolina. Friendly Center originally opened in 1957 and is an open-air shopping center. Friendly Center's mailing address is 600 Green Valley Road, Suite 300, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27408. Owned by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., Friendly Center is considered a lifestyle center, which is a shopping center or development that combines leisure activities with the traditional retail functions of a shopping mall. Lifestyle centers typically target upscale consumers.
With over 1.2 million square feet of retail space, Friendly Center has stores in all of the following categories: accessories, books, cards and gifts, children's apparel, department stores, electronics, entertainment, family apparel, fine jewelry, health and beauty, home furnishings, jewelry, men's apparel, music, optical, professional services, restaurants, seasonal stores, shoes, specialty foods, specialty stores, sporting goods and apparel, toys and games, video, wireless and cellular services, and women's apparel.
Friendly Center has several anchor stores. These anchor stores include Barnes & Noble, Belk, The Grande Cinema, Harris Teeter, Macy's, Old Navy, REI, and Sears. The Grande Cinema is a 16-screen multiplex cinema that is operated by the Regal Entertainment Group. Matinee tickets are available for all shows before 6:00pm. The Harris Teeter at Friendly Center is actually the largest Harris Teeter in North Carolina.
Friendly Center is also home to over 140 stores and eateries, and the center features several of the top names in retail. The following list is just a sampling of the stores located at the center: Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, The Apple Store, Banana Republic, Bandolino, Brooks Brothers, Coldwater Creek, Eddie Bauer, Express, Gymboree, J. Crew, J. Jill, Lane Bryant, The Limited, New York & Co., Old Navy, OshKosh, Talbots, ULTA, Victoria's Secret, Williams-Sonoma, and Yankee Candle.
Dining options are varied throughout the center and include delis, cafys, fast food establishments, fine dining establishments, and eateries that specialize in sweets and desserts. A variety of ethnic cuisines are also available.
Regular mall hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am-9:00pm. Saturday hours are from 10:00am-6pm, and Sunday hours are from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Store hours may vary, and may also change due to holidays or special events. There are a total of 5,348 parking spaces available at the center.
The Customer Service Center for Friendly Center is located at 3110 Kathleen Avenue and can be reached by calling 336-292-2789. The Customer Service Center's hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10:00am-8:00pm. Saturday hours are from 10:00am-6pm, and Sunday hours are from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Management and Leasing Office can be reached by calling 336-299-9802.
Gift cards can be purchased at the Customer Service Center. Gift cards can be used at participating merchants that accept American Express. Gift cards can be used at select CBL-owned malls nationwide. Gift cards do have a $2 monthly service fee, but this fee is waived for the first year after purchase.
Friendly Center is sponsored in part by Coca-Cola and the Great Outdoor Provision Co. The Great Outdoor Provision Co. is responsible for the 18 different bike rack locations that are available throughout Friendly Center.