The Arsenal Project of Watertown

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The Arsenal Project of Watertown
Arsenal Mall, Watertown MA.jpg
Inside Arsenal Mall
Location Watertown, Massachusetts
Opening date 1983
Owner Wilder Companies
No. of stores and services 56
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 311,000 ft.²[1]
No. of floors 2
Website http://www.arsenalmall.com/

The Arsenal Project of Watertown (formerly known as Arsenal Mall) is a small enclosed shopping mall located at 500 Arsenal Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. Its anchor stores include The Home Depot, Marshalls, Forever 21, Old Navy, Golf Town, and Sports Authority. The mall, managed by Wilder Companies, features 56 stores and a food court.[2]

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Filene's Basement, one of the mall's anchors, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 4, 2009. The store closed in 2011 and was converted to Sports Authority.[3]

Located on the site of the former Watertown Arsenal predating the Civil War, the mall opened in 1983[4] as Arsenal Marketplace.[5] Original anchor stores included Marshalls and Ann & Hope. Ann & Hope closed in the early 2000s, and has been replaced by Home Depot and (since closed) Linens 'n Things (replaced by Golf Town).[6]

In addition, the mall features a scoreboard from the Boston Garden in its food court.[7]

On April 19, 2013, the mall parking lot served as a command post for the Boston Police Department during a manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.[8]


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Coordinates: 42°21′42″N 71°09′25″W / 42.36178°N 71.15699°W / 42.36178; -71.15699