Emerald Square

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Emerald Square
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Coordinates 41°56′46.84″N 71°21′01.07″W / 41.9463444°N 71.3502972°W / 41.9463444; -71.3502972
Address
Opening date August 10, 1989 (1989-08-10)
Developer
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.

History[edit]

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.

Tenants[edit]

Store Size Opened Previous stores Notes
JCPenney 188,950 sq ft (17,554 m2) 1989 N/A
Macy's 184,936 sq ft (17,181.1 m2) 2006 G. Fox (1989–93)
Filene's (1993–2006)
Macy's Home & Men's 120,838 sq ft (11,226.2 m2) 2006 Lechmere (1992–98)
Lord & Taylor (1998–2004)
Filene's Home & Men's (2004–06)
Sears 156,352 sq ft (14,525.6 m2) 1989 N/A

References[edit]

  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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