Hawley Lane Mall

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Hawley Lane Mall
Location Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°13′59″N 72°09′07″W / 41.233°N 72.152°W / 41.233; -72.152Coordinates: 41°13′59″N 72°09′07″W / 41.233°N 72.152°W / 41.233; -72.152
Address 120 Hawley Lane
Opening date 1971
Owner National Realty and Development Corp.
No. of stores and services 18[1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 462,000 square feet (42,900 m2)
No. of floors 2

Hawley Lane Mall is one of two shopping malls in Trumbull, Connecticut, located near Exit 8 of Route 8 North or South, also Exit 51 of Route 15 North, the Merritt Parkway and Exit 52 of Route 15 South, the Merritt Parkway. Current anchor stores include Best Buy, HomeGoods, Kohl's, and Target.


Hawley Lane Mall opened in 1971 with two anchor stores, Caldor (featuring a two story design and belt escalators) and a Waldbaum's supermarket. Other, smaller stores such as B. Dalton booksellers and Hawley Lane Shoes have also called the mall home. A third anchor store, Sage-Allen took up residence on the mall's new upper level in 1982. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the mall became less profitable due to expansions at both the Milford Crossroads & Trumbull Shopping Park malls. Sage-Allen went out of business in 1993, merging with to become Filene's, which in turn closed the Hawley Lane store so as not to compete with its larger locations in both Milford and Trumbull. Steinbach then took over the space between 1997 and 1999 before they went bankrupt. Caldor also went bankrupt in 1999, while at the same time all Waldbaum's stores closed and left the state. This left the mall with no anchor stores.

Sale and new era[edit]

Shortly after purchasing the mall, National Realty and Development Corp. spent $8 million on a refit of the entire property in 2005. The firm also managed to add Kohl's and then HomeGoods as new anchor stores, which were quickly followed by Target and Best Buy. Target broke ground in late 2004, and at 124,500 square feet (11,570 m2), it represents one fourth of the mall's size.[2]

Stores and shops[edit]

The mall has an unusual architecture. The Target is detached from the rest of the mall, across a common parking lot and has its own parking garage. The Best Buy is the entire upper level of the mall. The McDonald's is also located in a detached location, in front of the mall.



National chain stores in the mall include Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, McDonald's, Payless ShoeSource, People's United Bank, H&R Block, Radio Shack, Dress Barn, Joyce Leslie, and a Miller's Hallmark Cards shop.
Independent shops include T.J.'s Wine and Liquor, Crystal Nails, Anthony's Hairstylists and Wigs, and Hawley Lane Opticians.


Bus transportation is available via the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority, along with taxi service.

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