New Harbour Mall

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New Harbour Mall
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Location Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 41°40′20″N 71°09′27″W / 41.6722°N 71.1575°W / 41.6722; -71.1575Coordinates: 41°40′20″N 71°09′27″W / 41.6722°N 71.1575°W / 41.6722; -71.1575
Opening date 1971
Owner Yale Realty
No. of stores and services 30
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 377,000 square feet
No. of floors 1

New Harbour Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States, at the intersection of Route 24 and Route 81. Opened in 1971, the mall is noted for having once been the only shopping center in the United States to feature rival department store chains Kmart and Walmart as its anchor stores.[1][2]

History[edit]

Harbour Mall opened in 1971 with discounters Bradlees and Grant City (the discount division of W.T. Grant) as its anchor stores,[3] the latter of which was converted to Kmart following the 1976 closure of the Grant City chain. Except for the addition of a movie theater in 1984, Harbour Mall remained largely unchanged until a 1993 renovation which added skylights, new entrance canopies, and re-designing of the common mall areas.[4]

Bradlees closed its doors in 2001 with the demise of the chain; within a year, Walmart opened up in the former Bradlees space, thus making New Harbour Mall the first shopping center in the United States to feature both Kmart and Walmart.[1]

The mall's movie theaters closed in September 2007.[5][6] The future of the mall is uncertain, with Walmart scheduled to relocate to a new supercenter on Brayton Avenue in Fall River in 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parker, Paul Edward (2001-05-25). "Kmart, Wal-Mart Anchor New Fall River, Mass., Mall.". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  2. ^ Fasig, Lisa Biank (2002-06-18). "Wal-Mart, Kmart Vie for Customers in the Same Fall River, Mass., Mall.". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  3. ^ Grimaldi, Paul (2007-04-28). "New Harbour Mall Cinema 8 bought". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Westchester firms launch $1M mall revitalization". Real Estate Weekly. 1993-01-20. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  5. ^ "New Harbour Mall Cinemas". CinemaTreasures.org. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  6. ^ Allard, Deborah (2007-09-18). "The End". The Herald News. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  7. ^ Fall River Herald News, February 26, 2012