Boulevard Mall

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Boulevard Mall
Location Amherst, New York
Opening date 1962
Owner Forest City Enterprises
No. of stores and services 106
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 902,000 square feet (83,798.5 m2)
No. of floors 1 (2 in some anchors)

Boulevard Mall, which opened in 1962, is a shopping mall located north of City of Buffalo at the western edge of the Town of Amherst in Erie County, New York, USA. The name derives from its location on Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62), which divides Amherst from the Town of Tonawanda. The Boulevard Mall is a super-regional mall with a gross leasable area of 904,000 square feet (84,000 m²).[1]

The importance of Boulevard Mall has decreased over the years as newer, and sometimes larger malls, have been built around Buffalo. Nevertheless, the mall has been expanded several times (in 1971, 1978, 1994, and 2000), underwent a major renovation in 1997, and lies in the heart of a large commercial section that has grown up around it.The Boulevard Mall was the first indoor shopping center in Buffalo, New York.

Because of its proximity to the border of Canada, Boulevard Mall is a frequent destination for Canadian shoppers.


Former anchors[edit]

  • Sibley's (opened 1983, became Kaufmann's in 1990)
  • Sattler's (opened 1962, closed 1982, became Sibley's in 1983)
  • Jenss (opened 1962, closed 2000, became Kaufmann's Men's Store in 2001)
  • Kaufmann's (opened 1990, became Macy's in 2006)
  • Kaufmann's Men's Store (opened 2001, became Macy's Men's Store in 2006)


  1. ^ Boulevard Mall, International Council of Shopping Centers. Accessed October 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Fink, james. "Sears proposes store for expanded Boulevard Mall", Business First of Buffalo, February 12, 1999. Accessed October 6, 2007. "The Amherst Planning Board, at its Feb. 18 meeting, will hear a proposal to add a two-story, 128,000-square-foot (11,900 m2) Sears to the mall's south end. Sears would like to open the store by late 2000. The retailer would be an anchor tenant joining J.C. Penney Co., Kaufmann's Department Stores and Jenss Department Stores."

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Coordinates: 42°59′16″N 78°49′12″W / 42.987643°N 78.819952°W / 42.987643; -78.819952