Aviation Mall

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Aviation Mall
Location Queensbury, New York
Opening date 1975
Management The Pyramid Companies
Owner The Pyramid Companies
No. of stores and services 51
No. of anchor tenants 8
Total retail floor area 630,000 square feet (59,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
Website Mall website

Aviation Mall is a major regional shopping mall in Queensbury, New York. It serves the extreme northern portion of the Capital District (Albany Metropolitan Area) as well as the Glens Falls/Lake George area. The mall has a gross leasable area of 630,000 square feet (59,000 m2).[1] It is owned and managed by The Pyramid Companies.

History[edit]

Aviation Mall opened in 1975 with JCPenney and Denby's (a regional chain) as anchors. The mall was relatively small when it first opened, but was later expanded with Sears and then Caldor. In 1994, JCPenney built a new store next to its old store, with mall management converting the old space to more small store space. TJ Maxx was added the same year replacing space previously occupied by Magrams. In 1998, Caldor closed in a wave of underperforming stores (in 1999, a year later, the whole chain would be closed), and became a Bon-Ton store. Target built on in 2004, and Dick's Sporting Goods moved into the remaining vacant portion of the original JCPenney slot in 2005.

The Pyramid Companies unveiled a plan in 1998 to triple the mall's size with an 850,000-square-foot (79,000 m2) addition on adjoining property purchased for this purpose. Plans called for 14 movie theater screens, a new department store, and several big box tenants.[2] The owners received approval for the project; however, it was scaled back to only a couple big box stores, which are today Target and Dick's Sporting Goods.

On January 31, 2018, it was announced that The Bon-Ton would be closing as part of a plan to close 42 stores nationwide. The store closed in April 2018.[3]

On August 22, 2018, it was announced that Sears would also be closing as part of a plan to close 46 stores nationwide. The store will close in November 2018.[4] After the store closes Regal Cinemas, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Planet Fitness and JCPenney will be the remaining anchors left.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aviation Mall Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., International Council of Shopping Centers. Accessed December 15, 2007.
  2. ^ Moore, Deborah. "Pyramid builds on plans to lure tourists to mall", The Business Review, May 1, 1998. Accessed December 15, 2007. "Pyramid Cos. also is proposing to expand its 575,000-square-foot (53,400 m2) Aviation Mall in Queensbury by constructing an 850,000-square-foot (79,000 m2), three-story addition."
  3. ^ kmoore@poststar.com, KATHLEEN MOORE. "Bon-Ton closing 42 stores, including at Aviation Mall". Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ https://poststar.com/news/local/sears-at-aviation-mall-to-close-this-fall/article_a5b9bf56-c43a-5269-8ddd-b8ff1d61196b.html

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Coordinates: 43°19′36″N 73°40′39″W / 43.32667°N 73.67750°W / 43.32667; -73.67750