Champlain Centre

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Champlain Centre
Champlain Centre.jpg
Entrance to Champlain Centre
Location Plattsburgh, New York, U.S.
Address 60 Smithfield Boulevard
Opening date July 1, 1987
Developer The Pyramid Companies
Owner The Pyramid Companies
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 610,565 square feet (56,723.3 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
Website Official Website

Champlain Centre is a shopping mall in Plattsburgh, New York. Opened in 1987, the mall features J. C. Penney, Target, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, DSW, Hobby Lobby, and a Regal Entertainment Group-owned movie theater.


Before the mall opened, The Pyramid Companies had operated another mall in Plattsburgh known as Pyramid Mall, anchored by J. C. Penney, Montgomery Ward, Price Chopper and Kmart. As this center was landlocked and incapable of expansion, Pyramid chose to build another mall to its north.[2] The new mall was named Champlain Centre, and the old one was named Champlain Centre South. JCPenney moved to the newer mall, while Champlain Centre South was briefly redeveloped as an outlet mall before being demolished in the late 1990s.[3]

Champlain Centre opened July 1, 1987. In addition to the new J. C. Penney store, it was anchored by Sears, Hills, Steinbach, Hoyts Cinemas, and Service Merchandise, which opened that November. A Toys "R" Us opened at the mall in 1997, and Old Navy joined in 1998. Steinbach and Service Merchandise both closed in 1999, and Toys "R" Us closed in 2002. Dick's Sporting Goods replaced the old Steinbach in 2003, Gander Mountain replaced Service Merchandise in 2004, and Borders Books & Music replaced Toys "R" US in 2005, while the Hills store was converted to Ames following that chain's acquisition of Hills.[4] Ames closed in 2002 with the chain's bankruptcy, and the space became Target in 2008.[5]

Rex Appliances closed in 2005 and Best Buy joined the mall in 2006 in the former space of Rex,[4] Borders closed in 2011,[6] Wendell's Furniture replaced Borders in 2012, and DSW, Inc. opened in 2014.[7] Hoyts Cinemas closed in 2010 for renovations, including the addition of stadium seating, and became Regal Cinemas in 2012. It reopened in late 2012. In April 2016, Sears closed their doors.[8] Hobby Lobby opened in part of the vacated Sears building a year later.[9] Gander Mountain closed in 2017 when the company went bankrupt, but it will be reopening in July 2018 under the new name, Gander Outdoors.


  1. ^ "Champlain Centre". Pyramid. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  2. ^ Remaking the shopping center. Urban Land Institute. 1994. pp. 102, 106.
  3. ^ Pratt, Anastasia. Clinton County. p. 72.
  4. ^ a b Heath, Dan (July 1, 2007). "Champlain Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary". The Press-Republican. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  5. ^ Heath, Dan (June 28, 2007). "Champlain Centre hosts Target groundbreaking". The Press-Republican. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  6. ^ Boog, Jason (September 12, 2011). "When Will Your Local Borders Close?". AdWeek. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  7. ^ "DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Announces New Store In Plattsburgh, NY". PR Newswire. September 10, 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  8. ^ Evans, Brad (April 21, 2016). "Plattsburgh Sears among 10 closing nationwide". WPTZ. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
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Coordinates: 44°42′8.6″N 73°29′27.5″W / 44.702389°N 73.490972°W / 44.702389; -73.490972