Brass Mill Center
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Exterior view of Brass Mill Center, April 2018
|Location||Waterbury, CT, United States|
|Address||495 Union Street|
|Owner||General Growth Properties (GGP)|
|No. of stores and services||130|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||1,180,000 square feet (116,332 m²)|
|No. of floors||2 with partial third floor|
The Brass Mill Center is a shopping mall located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The mall and its accompanying complex, the Brass Mill Commons, cost $160 million to build. At 1,180,000 square feet (110,000 m2), it is Connecticut's fifth largest mall, containing over 130 shops. It is located off Interstate 84 in Waterbury, Connecticut, just east of Downtown
The Brass Mill Center opened in 1997. It comprises two floors, as well as a partial third floor belonging to a 12-screen movie theater. There are five anchor stores, including Burlington Coat Factory, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, and Shoppers World. Steve & Barry's was a former anchor store, but this location was vacated when all Steve & Barry's stores liquidated in 2008. For the 2011 Christmas holiday season, Toy ZAM! opened a store in Steve & Barry's former spot. In 2013 Shoppers World opened a store in Steve & Barry's former spot. Filene's used to be an anchor in the mall before being converted to Macy's in 2006.
Before construction began, 118,000 tons of contaminated soil and 63 vacant and deteriorated buildings were removed from the site. The construction of Brass Mill Center essentially replaced the older Naugatuck Valley Mall, built in 1969 and located on the city's northeast suburban side. In the process, the Filene's (originally a G. Fox & Co. store) and the Sears stores relocated to Brass Mill Center. Naugautuck Valley Mall was demolished in 2000.
On June 7, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 78 stores nationwide. The store will close in September 2018.
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- Brass Mill Center website
- Brass Mill Center page at General Growth Properties, Inc.[permanent dead link]
- Brass Mill Center page at Haley & Aldrich
- Brass Mill Center page at Dimeo Construction
- New York Times: A Megamall Cornerstone for a Waterbury Revival