Manhattan Mall

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Manhattan Mall
LocationManhattan, New York City
Address100 W. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Opening date1989
ManagementVornado Realty Trust
OwnerVornado Realty Trust
No. of stores and services40
No. of anchor tenants1
No. of floors4 (2 upper and 2 lower levels)
Public transit accessNew York City Subway: B, ​D, ​F, ​M​, N, ​Q, ​R, and ​W trains at 34th Street-Herald Square
PATH: JSQ-33, JSQ-33 (via HOB), HOB-33 at 33rd Street
Websitehttp://www.manhattanmallny.com
Under renovation

The Manhattan Mall is an indoor shopping mall in New York City located at 33rd Street and Avenue of the Americas in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and home to dozens of well-known retailers.

History[edit]

The mall is a high-traffic shopping venue that has included A&S and Stern's as anchor stores in the past. Currently, the major anchor store is JCPenney. Venture bought the building in 1999 for $135 million and sold it to Vornado Realty Trust in 2006 for $689 million.[1] There are entrances to the 34th Street – Herald Square New York City Subway station and the 33rd Street PATH station on the second basement level. It is one of the few malls in the city that provides no off-street parking for shoppers.

Former shops, now offices

The mall is located in the high-rise building formerly used by the Gimbels flagship store, which closed in 1986. After a renovation, it reopened as A&S Plaza in 1989. It was originally 13 levels high but difficult access to upper floors made the whole mall a financial failure.

A&S closed in 1995 and became Stern's after Federated Department Stores took acquisition of the brand, and the mall was renamed the Manhattan Mall due to the stores closure.[2] Stern's closed in 2001 after Federated Department Stores decided to discontinue the brand.[3] Unlike other Stern's stores, the Manhattan Mall location was not converted to a Macy's, but instead divided into smaller spaces including a Steve & Barry's and a relocated food court. The upper 10 levels were converted to office space shortly after Stern's closure.

On April 18, 2007, JCPenney announced that it would open a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) store on the lower levels of the mall. It was the first JCPenney store in Manhattan.[4] The mall's food court, which contained the only Arby's restaurant in Manhattan at the time,[5] along with retailers such as Steve & Barry's, Brookstone and Nine West were closed in 2008 to make way for the new store. The store officially opened on July 31, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weiss, Lois. "HERALD SQUARE DANCE: FRENZY OF COMMERCIAL DEALS IN RETAIL MECCA" Archived 2007-03-01 at the Wayback Machine., The New York Post, November 29, 2006. Accessed October 2, 2007. "Then yesterday, Vornado Realty Trust revealed that it is buying the Manhattan Mall from Argent Ventures for $689 million."
  2. ^ "A&S Plaza changed its name to Manhattan Mall on April 30.(in New York, New York)(Brief Article)". 1995-04-21.
  3. ^ Tharp, Paul (2001-02-09). "STERN'S SHUTTING ITS DOORS FOREVER". New York Post. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  4. ^ Kavilanz, Parija B. JCPenney to open first Manhattan store: Department store chain announces it will open its first Big Apple location in the Manhattan Mall; ups first-quarter profit guidance., CNN Money, April 18, 2007.
  5. ^ "R.I.P. Manhattan Mall Food Court (and the only Arby's In Manhattan) | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan". midtownlunch.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14.

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Coordinates: 40°44′56″N 73°59′20″W / 40.749°N 73.989°W / 40.749; -73.989