Great Northern Mall (New York)

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Great Northern Mall
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Great Northern Mall
LocationClay, New York, United States
Opening dateOctober 5, 1988
DeveloperWilmorite Properties
OwnerKohan Retail Investment Group[1]
No. of stores and services10
No. of anchor tenants0
Total retail floor area895,000 square feet (83,100 m2)
No. of floors1

The Great Northern Mall is a regional shopping mall located in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, New York.

The mall serves Syracuse's northern suburbs and Onondaga County. In recent years,[when?] many retailers have closed their stores at the mall. The mall has four vacant anchors last occupied by Sears, The Bon-Ton (formerly Dey Brothers then Chappell's), Macy's (formerly Sibley's then Kaufmann's), and Dick's Sporting Goods (formally Hess's) in 2018, 2006, 2017, and 2021 respectively. As of 2022, over half of the mall sits vacant.

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Great Northern Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties.[2]

On January 4, 2017, Macy's announced that its store would be closing as part of a plan to close 68 stores nationwide. The store closed in April.[3]

On June 28, 2018, Sears announced that its Great Northern store would be closing as part of a plan to close 78 stores nationwide. The store closed in late September.[4]

Regal Cinemas closed on October 9, 2020.[5]

On December 10, 2020, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would be relocating to a former Value City Furniture space, which was in a portion of the former Chase-Pitkin, at a Wegmans-anchored shopping center less than a mile away from the mall on July 10, 2021, leaving the mall with no anchors left.[6]

On January 17, 2022, a cold spell hit the area causing water pipes in the mall and its sprinkler system to freeze and fail. Management promised repairs would be finished within a couple days; however, the mall remained closed for nearly a month. The mall finally reopened on February 16.

On August 17, 2022, the mall announced a pending sale to Hart Lyman Company, which planned to transform the mall into a lifestyle center.[7]


  1. ^ Moriarty, Rick (17 February 2017). "Long Island company buys troubled Great Northern Mall in Clay". Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ "At Great Northern Mall | Seritage".
  3. ^ "Macy's cutting 5,000 jobs; plans more store closings". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Sears at Great Northern Mall in Clay to close; CNY soon will have no Sears". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Regal Cinemas Appear to Have Closed at Great Northern, ShoppingTown Malls". Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  6. ^ "Great Northern Mall is losing its last anchor store; where is Dick's going?". syracuse. 2020-12-10. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  7. ^ Lockman, JeanneTyler Moodee (2022-08-17). "Syracuse-based developer to purchase Great Northern Mall, redevelop into lifestyle center". WSTM. Retrieved 2022-08-17.

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Coordinates: 43°11′18″N 76°13′31″W / 43.188219°N 76.225290°W / 43.188219; -76.225290