Entrance to the CambridgeSide
|Address||100 CambridgeSide Place|
|Management||New England Development|
|Owner||New England Development|
|No. of stores and services||120|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||3|
CambridgeSide is an urban shopping center with over 120 stores (Apple Store, Macy's, Best Buy, T.J. Maxx, H&M, A|X Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Sephora and more) and restaurants (World of Beer, The Cheesecake Factory, and P. F. Chang's among others). Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CambridgeSide opened in 1990. The original anchor stores were Sears, Filene's (converted to Macy's) and Lechmere. Lechmere closed in 1997 and it was divided into Best Buy, with a portion later used by Macy's for their housewares and intimate apparel departments.
The mall was an outgrowth of the 1978 East Cambridge Riverfront Plan, which sought to revitalize the then-industrial district between Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge Parkway, and First Street. The east end of the mall is near the Museum of Science and the north end of the mall is near the MBTA Lechmere station on the Green Line "E" Branch. It is also located along the Lechmere Canal off the Charles River. Moorings are present at the end of the Canal to allow private boats to be left for brief periods while passengers shop. CambridgeSide is the only mall in the Boston area with direct access by boat.
- King, John (December 24, 1988). "The tide turns at E. Cambridge riverfront". The Boston Globe. p. 41.
- Mehegan, David (September 6, 1990). "The Big Gamble: Can new Cambridge mall make it in gloomy economy?". The Boston Globe. p. 39.
- Community Development Department, City of Cambridge. East Cambridge Riverfront Plan. City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978.
- "CambridgeSide website".
- "Cambridgeside". New England Development. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
- Nanos, Janelle (July 7, 2017). "CambridgeSide has found a formula for success". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- City of Cambridge, Massachusetts (1978). "East Cambridge Riverfront Plan" (PDF). Archived from the original on May 23, 2011. Retrieved 2017-07-09.