Emerald Square

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Emerald Square
EmeraldSquareLogo2014.png
Coordinates41°56′46.84″N 71°21′01.07″W / 41.9463444°N 71.3502972°W / 41.9463444; -71.3502972
Address
Opening dateAugust 10, 1989 (1989-08-10)
Developer
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group (56.4%)
No. of stores and services126
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,022,435 square feet (94,987.3 m2)[1]
No. of floors3
WebsiteOfficial website

Emerald Square is a shopping mall in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. It was developed by New England Development and The Pyramid Companies and opened in 1989; it is currently managed and partially owned by Simon Property Group.

As of 2019, the mall is anchored by department stores J. C. Penney, Macy's in two locations, and Sears. Previous anchors include department stores Filene's (briefly in two locations), G. Fox & Co., Lechmere, and Lord & Taylor.

History[edit]

Emerald Square, October 2008.

Originally opened in 1989 as a joint venture of New England Development and The Pyramid Companies, Emerald Square's original anchors included JCPenney, Sears, and G. Fox.,[2] with Lechmere added in 1992. The G. Fox store was renamed Filene's in 1993,[3] while Lechmere was closed in 1997 as a result of chain liquidation. Lord & Taylor bought the vacant location in 1998 and doubled the space before its 1999 opening.[4] A carousel was installed in the food court 1999.

Meanwhile, Pyramid had sold its interest in the mall in 1998 to New England Development,[5] which turned around and sold most of its shopping mall portfolio to a joint venture led by Simon Property Group in 1999. Lord & Taylor closed in 2004; the space was assumed by Filene's, which had opened a separate Men's & Home store in 2005. In 2006, Filene's stores were renamed Macy's, as well as the Home & Men's stores.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1063761/000104746907001496/a2176251z10-k.htm
  2. ^ The Boston Globe, August 10, 1989, page 53, "CURTAIN-RAISER SET IN N. ATTLEBOROUGH"
  3. ^ The Boston Globe, September 12, 1992, Business Section, page 8, "MAY MERGES N.E. OPERATIONS IN BOSTON G. FOX STORES WILL BE MELDED INTO FILENE'S"
  4. ^ The Boston Herald, July 31, 1998, " Lord & Taylor parent buys Lechmere space"
  5. ^ "Five Bay State malls put up for sale by Pyramid Cos.", Boston Business Journal, April 8, 1998, retrieved June 10, 2006

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