|Location||Queensbury, New York|
|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)|
|No. of floors||1|
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). It is owned and managed by The Pyramid Companies.
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. 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.
- Aviation Mall Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., International Council of Shopping Centers. Accessed December 15, 2007.
- 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."