|Location||Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Address||470 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451|
|No. of stores and services||142|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||894,435 sq ft (83,095.7 m2)|
|No. of floors||Two|
Westfield Meriden, originally, The Meriden Square Mall, and later Westfield Shoppingtown Meriden, is a shopping mall located in Meriden, Connecticut. At almost 900,000 square feet, Westfield Meriden is Connecticut's seventh largest mall, housing over 140 shops. The 5 anchors include Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears. The Westfield Group acquired the mall in 1997.
The mall was expanded again in an ambitious renovation announced in 1997. The renovation saw an extra floor area of 147,425 sq ft (13,696.2 m2) added to the centre, as well as an additional 30 stores, creating a "+" shaped floor plan. The new anchor, built opposite Sears, was Lord & Taylor, as the Westfield Group came through putting forth a $38 million revitalization and expansion plan. In addition to its new anchor, a parking garage was also was built beside the Sears on the end of the mall facing Lewis Avenue. The renovation was completed and officially opened in 1999.
Since Westfield Meriden was built piecemeal in many different eras, it does not have much of a unified theme. The short cross-wing between JCPenney and Macy’s is the oldest section of the mall.
Lord & Taylor did not see a future at the mall. After only a few years, the store closed. Westfield quickly moved on with the vacancy by bringing two new “big box” anchors to the mall; Best Buy, which filled the former EbLens space, and Dick's Sporting Goods moved right into the Lord & Taylor empty space.
- Westfield Group - Meriden
- Westfield America, Inc. Announces Third QuarterEarnings (September 1997)
- Westfield Group - Westfied America, Inc. announces Lord and Taylor to add stores to the shopping centres (19 December 1997)
- The Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce - Meriden Square/Westfield Shoppingtown's new stores ... (August 1999)