Crossgates Commons

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Crossgates Commons
Location Albany, New York
Opening date 1994
Developer The Pyramid Companies
Management The Pyramid Companies
No. of stores and services 15
Inside of Walmart at Crossgates Commons, the largest Walmart in the
United States

Crossgates Commons is a large shopping plaza in Albany, New York. It is owned by The Pyramid Company. Crossgates Commons is located on Washington Avenue Extension and is roughly across the street from Crossgates Mall, which is also managed by Pyramid. The shopping center has a split-level design with stores on the upper level accessible from the front and stores on the lower level accessible from the rear. It opened in 1994 and has 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2) of retail space. Although Crossgates Commons is relatively young, it has already undergone an expansion, and some locations have had high turnover rates.

When the shopping center first opened in 1994, it had six original tenants: Walmart (then branded as Wal-Mart), Sam's Club, Home Depot, Media Play, Old Navy, and MJ Designs.

The Walmart located at Crossgates Commons became the largest Walmart in the United States (and the largest outside of China) in 2008, when it expanded into a Walmart Supercenter, now occupying 260,000 square feet (24,000 m2) over two floors.[1]


(left to right)

Upper level[edit]

Lower level[edit]

Former tenants[edit]

  • Media Play (original tenant on upper level, 1994-1997) Later became HomePlace
  • HomePlace (1997-1998) (upper level) Moved into former Media Play in 1997; later became Bob's Stores
  • MJ Designs (original tenant on lower level, 1994-1999) Now Michaels
  • The Big Party (1996-2000) (upper level) Now Party City
  • Mars Music (2000-2003) (lower level) Now Sears Outlet
  • Kids "R" Us (1996-2004) (Moved from Northway Mall in 1996 to the upper level of Crossgates Commons) Now Golf Galaxy.
  • Bob's Stores (1998-2004) (upper level) Later became Sports Authority. Location now occupied by part of At Home.
  • Sam's Club (original tenant, 1994-May 1, 2006) closed in favor of the nearby Latham branch, and the location is now the supermarket/pharmacy level of Walmart Supercenter
  • Giant Book Sale (2006) now Planet Fitness.
  • General Carpet Outlet (1998-2006) (lower level) Now Ollie's Bargain Outlet
  • Tweeter (2001-2007) Closed in a wave of underperforming stores, now part of At Home
  • Old Navy (1994-2008) Original tenant on upper level, and one of the first in the entire chain, closed in favor of existing branch at Crossgates Mall. Space now part of At Home.
  • Circuit City (1999-2009) Part of expansion project on upper level. Closed on March 8, 2009, when the chain shuttered all of its American stores. Replaced by Ultimate Electronics. Now the site of T.J. Maxx.
  • Jeepers! (1998-September 2010) Now Tuesday Morning
  • Ultimate Electronics (July 2010-April 2011) Now occupied by T.J. Maxx
  • Fastrax Raceway (2012-2014) - closed unexpectedly due to owners being evicted for nonpayment; replaced by K1 Speed, now T.J. Maxx
  • Sports Authority (2006-2016) Now part of At Home
  • K1 Speed (2015-2016) Replaced by TJ Maxx
  • Mattress Xpress (2015-2016) now part of At Home
  • Pump 'n Jump (2015-2016) Replaced by Tuesday Morning

Square footage[edit]


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Coordinates: 42°41′49″N 73°50′51″W / 42.69694°N 73.84750°W / 42.69694; -73.84750