Manhattan Town Center is a single-level, enclosed, regional shopping center located in Downtown Manhattan. The center was established in 1987 through the unique forethought of the City of Manhattan and Forest City Enterprises, built to reflect the architectural flavor of Manhattan and the surrounding communities and to maintain and foster the expansion of the Manhattan retail community. Manhattan Town Center is located in the heart of downtown, encompassing 392,000 square feet with over 70 small shops, a food court, 6 full service restaurants located in adjoining outlots, as well as Dillard's, JC Penney, department stores and Carmike Cinemas.
Forest City Enterprises of Cleveland, Ohio, developed and operated the mall until June 2004 when MTC Development Group, LLC purchased the property. Urban Retail Properties, LLC of Chicago, Illinois, has managed the property from 2004 to 2016. In the wake of their development partnership with CalSTRS, Urban Retail Properties, LLC acquired Manhattan Town Center under the newly formed entity UrbanCal as of February 29, 2008. In June 2016, CBRE, Inc. began managing the property.
The rosette is the official logo of Manhattan Town Center and has been used since the opening of the center. In 1986, when the Hopper Building was leveled to make way for the mall, a rosette from the building's exterior wall was saved and incorporated as the logo for the new center. As the center neared completion, the rosette was incorporated into the limestone and etched in the entrance windows as a tribute to the past, present, and future businesses of downtown Manhattan. To this day, the original rosette from the Hopper Building is displayed in the center court fountain area.