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 & Boylston Properties
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.thearsenalproject.com/

The Arsenal Project of Watertown (formerly known as Arsenal Mall) is a small enclosed shopping mall located at 485 Arsenal Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. Its anchor stores include The Home Depot, Marshalls, Forever 21, Old Navy, and Golf Town. The mall, managed by Wilder Companies, features 56 stores and a food court.[citation needed]

History[edit]

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,[2] which in turn ceased operations in July 2016.

Located on the site of the former Watertown Arsenal, predating the Civil War, the mall opened in 1983[3] as Arsenal Marketplace.[4] Original anchor stores included Marshalls and Ann & Hope. Ann & Hope closed in the early 2000s, and was replaced by Home Depot and (since closed) Linens 'n Things (replaced by Golf Town).[5]

The mall features in its food court the only digital game clock (made by the Day Sign Company of Toronto, Canada) ever used at the Boston Garden (from 1969–70 until closure).[6]

The mall was renovated in 2013 by developer company Boylston Properties. At that time the mall was renamed The Arsenal Project of Watertown.[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