Poughkeepsie Galleria

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Poughkeepsie Galleria
LocationPoughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Opening dateAugust 1, 1987
ManagementThe Pyramid Companies
OwnerThe Pyramid Companies
No. of stores and services140
No. of anchor tenants10
Total retail floor area1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2)
No. of floors2
Parking2000 spaces
Websitehttp://www.poughkeepsiegalleriamall.com

The Poughkeepsie Galleria (locally known as The Galleria) is a shopping center on U.S. 9 in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York, located just north of Wappingers Falls, and is the largest shopping center in Dutchess County.[1] The Galleria has an area of 1,100,000-square-foot (100,000 m2) with two floors containing 140 shops[2] and 14 restaurants as well as a 16-screen, stadium-seating Regal Cinemas theater.

The Galleria is owned and managed by The Pyramid Companies, a group who also owns and manages regional sister mall the Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY. The Galleria has adopted the Pyramid corporate "MB-18" teenage curfew policy on Friday and Saturday evenings, a policy that began in September 2005. Anchor stores include Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, and Target.

History[edit]

In the early 1980s, a proposal for a two-story indoor mall in Poughkeepsie, New York was submitted. Despite much conflict and many protests, the proposal was submitted, and the mall opened on August 1, 1987 as the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall.

Upon opening, the mall had five anchor stores: G. Fox & Co., Jordan Marsh, Lechmere, Filene's, and J. C. Penney.[3] Due to underperformance, the Filene's store closed in 1989 and was replaced with Steinbach, which relocated from South Hills Mall next door.[4] Sears also announced plans to relocate from South Hills Plaza at the same time.[5] Steinbach closed in 1995 and became Dick's Sporting Goods and DSW Shoe Warehouse the same year.[6] Filene's returned to the mall in the early 1990s by taking over the defunct G. Fox chain, while Sears ultimately opened at the mall after Jordan Marsh was vacated.[7] Montgomery Ward also moved into the mall in the early 1990s, becoming the sixth anchor and replacing an existing store in Poughkeepsie.[8]

In 2004, both DSW and Dick's moved to new locations vacated by Montgomery Ward, while the former Filene's and Lechmere building was converted to Target.[9]

During January 2005, the mall announced it would enact and begin enforcing the Pyramid Companies' "MB-18" teenage curfew policy beginning in September 2005, following a large fight involving young teenagers in front of then-Filene's. Due to the size of the incident, local police were called, and several arrests were made.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/March-2005/The-High-Life/
  2. ^ "About – Poughkeepsie Galleria". www.poughkeepsiegalleriamall.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  3. ^ Harrington, Gerard (June 2, 1987). "Filene's to be fifth Galleria anchor". Poughkeepsie Journal. p. 9A. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  4. ^ Auster, Harvey (February 2, 1989). "Steinbach looking for bigger space". Poughkeepsie Journal. p. 11A. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ Gibbons, Kent (March 4, 1989). "Sears, planning expansion, wooed by 2 malls". Poughkeepsie Journal. p. 9A. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ Zetlin, Minda (December 26, 1995). "Discount havens rake in Valley bucks". Poughkeepsie Journal. p. 4A. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2013/12/22/your-sunday-letter-from-the-editor/4159127/
  8. ^ http://www.dailyfreeman.com/article/DF/20001229/NEWS/312299991
  9. ^ Karchmer, Jennifer McGraw (February 22, 2003). "Dick's, DSW have new homes". Poughkeepsie Journal. p. 4B. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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Coordinates: 41°37′34″N 73°55′14″W / 41.626241°N 73.920653°W / 41.626241; -73.920653