Cross County Shopping Center

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Cross County Shopping Center
Cross County Shopping Center Macerich.jpg
Location Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Opening date 1954
Management Macerich
No. of stores and services 100+
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 1,000,000 ft.²
No. of floors 1
Website http://www.crosscountycenter.com

Cross County Shopping Center, also known as Cross County Center, is an open-air shopping mall located in Yonkers, New York, United States. The mall hosts over 100 stores and restaurants,[1] including anchor stores Macy's, Old Navy and Sears. The mall is managed by Macerich.[2]

The marquee of the Cross County Shopping Center with Macy's in the background. This marquee is outdated; since this photo was taken, Pay/Half and Disney Store have closed

History[edit]

Cross County Shopping Center opened in 1954. The site included a hospital in the middle of the mall campus complete with a rooftop helipad the Cross County Hospital closed in the early 1980s[3] as the first mall in Westchester County. The original anchor stores were Gimbels (later Stern's, now Macy's), John Wanamaker (now Sears), and F. W. Woolworth Company. Woolworth operated a main store and a garden store in the mall (the former is now mall space, while the latter was converted to Odd-Job Trading before becoming Old Navy).[citation needed]

Starting in 2008, the Cross County Shopping Center underwent a new development and upgrade, which was completed in 2012.[4]

The huge building that now houses Macy's Department Store (that was initially Gimbel's and then Stern's) has been enlarged by one third. It also features a new indoor parking lot that is almost as large as the store, and the underground loading complex has also been enlarged.[citation needed] The buildings house the stores on Mall Walk have been renovated and look different, externally, than they did previously. The catwalk around some second floor stores has been permanently removed. All of the smaller stores, such a those that housed cookie shops and lingerie stores, have been demolished. Nearby buildings have been extended, and one parking lot[which?] now has several large stores.[which?][citation needed]

Name[edit]

The Cross County Shopping Center was originally named "Cross County Center", and the shorter name can still be seen on older signs. However, newer signs now say "Cross County Shopping Center" as does the mall's official website.[5] Plans now state that the two giant 50-year-old neon signs on Central Avenue and Kimball Avenue will be replaced with new signs.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

The Mall at Cross County[edit]

Adjacent to the Cross County Shopping Center (located at 800 Central Park Avenue,[6] also known as 8000 Mall Walk[7]) and to its south is a newer, small, indoor, air conditioned mall called The Mall At Cross County (located at 750 Central Park Avenue),[8] which hosts a variety of stores and restaurants, and a large indoor parking garage.[citation needed] While not actually a part of the Cross County Shopping Center, its name is so similar and it is so close by, that most local people refer to both as The Cross County Shopping Mall.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malls/Shopping Centers". Tourism.WestchesterGov.com/Shopping. 
  2. ^ Pollack, Liz (July 12, 2014). "Cross County Shopping Center Celebrates 60th Anniversary". WESTCHESTER Magazine. 
  3. ^ Nachman, Barbara (2005-10-30). "Shopping: More than ever, Westchester is a shopper's paradise". The Journal News (Gannett Company, Inc.). Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2006-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Cross County Shopping Center Renovation and Expansion". John Meyer Consulting. 
  5. ^ "Official website of Cross County Shopping Center". CrossCountyCenter.com. 
  6. ^ "Cross County Shopping Center". YellowPages. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Westchester County Shopping Malls". WestchesterNY.org. 
  8. ^ "Mall at Cross County". Mapquest. Retrieved 10 June 2014. )

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Coordinates: 40°55′38″N 73°51′17″W / 40.927286°N 73.854711°W / 40.927286; -73.854711