SouthCoast Marketplace

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New Harbour Mall
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LocationFall River, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates41°40′20″N 71°09′27″W / 41.6722°N 71.1575°W / 41.6722; -71.1575Coordinates: 41°40′20″N 71°09′27″W / 41.6722°N 71.1575°W / 41.6722; -71.1575
Opening date1971 (New Harbor Mall)
October 7, 2017 (SouthCoast Marketplace)[1]
Closing dateJanuary 2, 2016 (New Harbor Mall)
OwnerCEA Group
No. of stores and services26
Total retail floor area377,000 square feet
No. of floors1
Websitehttp://southcoastmarketplace.com/

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

History[edit]

Harbour Mall opened in 1971 with discounters Bradlees and Grant City (the discount division of W.T. Grant) as its anchor stores,[5] 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.[6]

The mall's movie theaters closed in September 2007[7][8] and re-opened in 2017.

In its final years, the New Harbor Mall was largely empty save for its anchor stores.[9] 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."[9] 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.[9] The interior of the mall was closed on January 2, 2016.[10] Kmart, the last remaining tenant, closed its store in the mall in May 2016.[11]

Following its conversion from the New Harbor Mall to SouthCoast Marketplace, the property is now a power center with no indoor mall sections.[12][13] The anchor tenant of the plaza is a Market Basket supermarket, which opened in October 2017.[14] 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.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.heraldnews.com/news/20171003/opening-day-is-set-for-fall-rivers-market-basket-heres-sneak-peak
  2. ^ Parker, Paul Edward (2001-05-25). "Kmart, Wal-Mart Anchor New Fall River, Mass., Mall". Providence Journal. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
  3. ^ Fasig, Lisa Biank (2002-06-18). "Wal-Mart, Kmart Vie for Customers in the Same Fall River, Mass., Mall". Providence Journal. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
  4. ^ http://wpri.com/2015/10/27/new-harbour-mall-destined-to-become-SouthCoast-Marketplace/[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Grimaldi, Paul (2007-04-28). "New Harbour Mall Cinema 8 bought". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
  6. ^ "Westchester firms launch $1M mall revitalization". Real Estate Weekly. 1993-01-20. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
  7. ^ "New Harbour Mall Cinemas". CinemaTreasures.org. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
  8. ^ Allard, Deborah (2007-09-18). "The End". The Herald News. Archived from the original on 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
  9. ^ a b c Allard, Deborah. "Time has taken its toll on New Harbour, Swansea malls". The Herald News, Fall River, MA. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ O'Connor, Kevin P. "Doors officially close at New Harbour Mall". The Herald News, Fall River, MA. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  11. ^ Towne, Shaun (1 March 2016). "Fall River Kmart to close in late May". WPRI. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  12. ^ O'Connor, Kevin P. "Work begins to transform former New Harbour Mall". The Herald News, Fall River, MA. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  13. ^ Nunes, Rachel (24 October 2017). "New businesses set to open at SouthCoast Marketplace". WPRI. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  14. ^ Pobzeznik, Marcia. "Market Basket to open in Fall River, Mass". The Newport Daily News. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Shopping". SouthCoast Marketplace. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Dining & Entertainment". SouthCoast Marketplace. Retrieved 24 May 2019.