Emerald Square

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Emerald Square
Coordinates 41°56′46.84″N 71°21′01.07″W / 41.9463444°N 71.3502972°W / 41.9463444; -71.3502972
Opening date August 10, 1989 (1989-08-10)
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group (49.1%)
No. of stores and services 125
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 1,022,000 square feet (94,900 m2)[1]
No. of floors 3
Website Official website

Emerald Square is a mid-range shopping mall located in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. It was developed by New England Development and The Pyramid Companies, and was opened on August 10, 1989; it is currently managed and partially owned by Simon Property Group. The complex is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears, the second of which occupies two locations.


Emerald Square, October 2008.

Originally opened in 1989 as a joint venture of New England Development and The Pyramid Companies, Emerald Square's original anchors included JCPenney, Sears and G. Fox.,[2] with Lechmere added in 1992. The G. Fox store was renamed Filene's in 1993,[3] while Lechmere was closed in 1997 as a result of chain liquidation. Lord & Taylor bought the vacant location in 1998 and doubled the space before its 1999 opening.[4] A carousel was installed in 1999.

Meanwhile, Pyramid had sold its interest in the mall in 1998 to New England Development,[5] which turned around and sold most of its shopping mall portfolio to a joint venture led by Simon Property Group in 1999. Lord & Taylor closed in 2004. The space was assumed by Filene's, which had opened a separate Men's & Home store in 2005. In 2006, Filene's stores were renamed Macy's, as well as the Home & Men's stores.


Store Opened Size Notes
Anchor stores
J. C. Penney 1989 188,950 sq ft (17,554 m2)
Macy's 2006 184,936 sq ft (17,181.1 m2) Opened in 1989 as G. Fox, converted to Filene's in 1993, converted to Macy's in 2006.
Macy's Home & Men's 2006 120,838 sq ft (11,226.2 m2) Opened in 1992 as Lechmere, converted to Lord & Taylor in 1998, converted to Filene's Home & Men's in 2004, converted to Macy's Home & Men's in 2006.
Sears 1989 156,352 sq ft (14,525.6 m2)


  1. ^ http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1063761/000104746907001496/a2176251z10-k.htm
  2. ^ The Boston Globe, August 10, 1989, page 53, "CURTAIN-RAISER SET IN N. ATTLEBOROUGH"
  3. ^ The Boston Globe, September 12, 1992, Business Section, page 8, "MAY MERGES N.E. OPERATIONS IN BOSTON G. FOX STORES WILL BE MELDED INTO FILENE'S"
  4. ^ The Boston Herald, July 31, 1998, " Lord & Taylor parent buys Lechmere space"
  5. ^ "Five Bay State malls put up for sale by Pyramid Cos.", Boston Business Journal, April 8, 1998, retrieved June 10, 2006

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