|Location||Fall River, Massachusetts, United States|
|Opening date||1971 (New Harbor Mall) |
October 7, 2017 (SouthCoast Marketplace)
|Closing date||January 2, 2016 (New Harbor Mall)|
|No. of stores and services||26|
|Total retail floor area||377,000 square feet|
|No. of floors||1|
New Harbour Mall was an enclosed shopping mall located in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States, at the intersection of Route 24 and Route 81. Opened in 1971, the mall was noted for having once been the only shopping center in the United States to feature rival department store chains Kmart and Walmart as its anchor stores until 2013.
The mall closed its doors Jan 2, 2016 to undergo a $50 Million renovation by new owners CEA Group. It has been renamed SouthCoast Marketplace.
Harbour Mall opened in 1971 with discounters Bradlees and Grant City (the discount division of W.T. Grant) as its anchor stores, the latter of which was converted to Kmart following the 1976 closure of the Grant City chain. Except for the addition of a movie theater in 1984, Harbour Mall remained largely unchanged until a 1993 renovation which added skylights, new entrance canopies, and re-designing of the common mall areas.
In its final years, the New Harbor Mall was largely empty save for its anchor stores. In 2015, a reporter for the Fall River's Herald News described the mall's interior as "Dark, depressing and almost eerie, with most of its store spaces shuttered and empty." Among the few interior stores left in the mall at that time were Payless ShoeSource and Rainbow, with other previous tenants such as GNC and RadioShack having already closed their locations in the mall after Walmart relocated to a new, larger store elsewhere in Fall River in 2013. The interior of the mall was closed on January 2, 2016. Kmart, the last remaining tenant, closed its store in the mall in May 2016.
Following its conversion from the New Harbor Mall to SouthCoast Marketplace, the property is now a power center with no indoor mall sections. The anchor tenant of the plaza is a Market Basket supermarket, which opened in October 2017. Other tenants include PetSmart, Staples, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Ulta Beauty, Supercuts, Five Below, the Picture Show movie theater, Qdoba, Five Guys, Starbucks and Jersey Mike's Subs.
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