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Aerial view of Northshore Mall in July 2016
|Location||Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Opening date||September 1958|
|Management||Simon Property Group|
|Owner||Simon Property Group|
|No. of stores and services||120|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||1,115,000 square feet (103,600 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (Nordstrom wing is 2)|
The Northshore Mall is an upscale shopping mall in Peabody, Massachusetts, located on Route 114. The mall is currently anchored by Nordstrom, Sears, J. C. Penney, and Macy's. The mall is approximately 1.685 million ft² in size, and most of this space is located on one level, with the exception of the Nordstrom wing and most anchor stores. The former Jordan Marsh store was four stories, until it was demolished to make way for the Nordstrom store. The mall is currently managed by Simon Property Group, and is less than a mile away from Simon's Liberty Tree Mall.
The Northshore Shopping Center first opened in September 1958 as an open-air shopping center. It was anchored by Jordan Marsh and an adjoining Filene's, and included Sears, as well as Kresge, J.J. Newberry, RH Stearns, and Stop & Shop. Recreational facilities at the time included a bowling alley, a cinema, and a small amusement park called Kiddietown next to the former Sears & Roebuck, where Toys R Us is currently located. The shopping center went through several changes in the 1970s and 1980s, including the expansion of Sears to a full-line anchor. Starting with a small section near the Sears store, the entire outside shopping center was enclosed to better compete with nearby Liberty Tree Mall, constructed by New England Development in 1972.
In 1992, Northshore Mall was acquired by New England Development, which expanded the mall to almost 1.7 million ft². On the northwest end of the mall, Filene's built a replacement store where the amusement park was, while Lord & Taylor also was constructed a new store at this end as well. Both stores had their opening in 1993. A new food court was added adjoining the original Filene's location, which was gutted and rebuilt for the addition of J. C. Penney. In 1999, New England Development sold the mall to a joint venture led by Simon Property Group, which also assumed management of the center.
The shopping center has been home to the St. Therese Society of Mt. Carmel Chapel since 1960. It is one of few chapels to be located inside of a shopping center. The mall also houses the Peabody Police Department Community Outreach Center.
On September 1, 2001, the Apple Store opened. The shopping center was chosen by Apple as its first store in the Northeast United States. When the Apple Store opened, which is located by the new Nordstrom Wing, it was the 6th Apple Store to ever open in the world. On January 27, 2017, Apple moved the store to a new open air shopping plaza, Lynnfield MarketStreet.
Except for the renaming of Jordan Marsh to Macy's in 1996, the mall's structure and anchors remained intact until 2005, when May Department Stores (parent of Lord & Taylor and Filene's at the time) was acquired by Federated Department Stores (the owner of Macy's). In March 2006, Federated briefly closed the Filene's store, before using the space to relocate its Macy's store that May, as part of the brand's merger into Macy's. In June 2006, Simon had also announced an agreement with Nordstrom to open at the mall sometime in 2009. Plans called for gutting and demolishing the original 1958 former Jordan Marsh to make way for a new wing of mall retail space and as well as for a Nordstrom store, to be located at the end of the expansion. Due to this increased competition Federated also announced plans to convert the Lord & Taylor store into a Macy's Mens & Home store. The new wing opened on November 4, 2009. Unlike the rest of the mall, it has stores on two floors, both of which connect to and have access to Nordstrom. The food court entrance was also renovated and expanded, with the additions of The Cheesecake Factory, which opened in October 2007, and P.F. Chang's China Bistro, which opened in early 2009.
- On August 29, 2015, a chef from P.F. Chang's China Bistro was arrested after allegedly stabbing his co-worker to death at the restaurant. The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m., just as the dinner rush began. Jaquan Huston, 23, was charged with first degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Elivelton Dias, 38, of Salem. Dias was taken to Salem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. “Tonight we lost an employee in a tragic incident at our Peabody restaurant. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our colleague,” P.F. Chang’s said in a statement. "We will be mobilizing support to provide care to our colleague’s family, as well as our fellow employees, during this difficult time. We are also cooperating with local law enforcement as they conduct their investigation.”
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- "Man fatally stabbed at P.F. Chang's in Peabody". The Boston Globe. August 30, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2017.