Queens Place Mall

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Queens Place
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Location Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, USA
Address 88-01 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Opening date October 11, 1965; 51 years ago (1965-10-11)
Developer Macy's
Management Forest City Enterprises
Owner Forest City Enterprises
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
No. of anchor tenants 16
Total retail floor area 440,000 sq ft (41,000 m2)
No. of floors 5
Parking 6
Public transit access Grand Avenue – Newtown

Queens Place is an urban shopping mall in New York City, New York. Just northwest of the larger Queens Center, it is located on Queens Boulevard in the neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens. The building was constructed in 1965 as Macy's and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It was later converted to Stern's, due to Macy's of Elmhurst moving into Queens Center, as part of Macy's dissolving of Abraham & Straus, in 1994, and then, as a result of Macy's dissolving Stern's in 2001, closed by Federated Department Stores. Today its flagship stores are Best Buy, DSW, Inc., and Target, and it contains many smaller stores such as Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Mrs. Fields' Cookies, and much more.

The building was originally planned as a traditional rectangular construction designed to replace several blocks of residences. However, the owner of the corner property at 55th Avenue and Queens Boulevard staunchly refused to sell what had been her childhood home, and as a result the shopping center was re–configured as a circle overshadowing the tiny house, where the woman continued to live until her death.

The mall is near the Grand Avenue – Newtown subway station of the IND Queens Boulevard Line (E M R trains). The Mall is also serviced by the Q59 and Q60 bus routes.

Queens Place is bounded by the following streets: Queens Boulevard, 56th Avenue, Justice Avenue, and 55th Avenue. The Queens Place Mall is between 56th Avenue and 57th Avenue, facing Queens Boulevard. The main entrance to the Queens Place Mall faces Queens Boulevard. There is a parking garage entrance for the Queens Place Mall on 56th Avenue.

Queens Center is one block southeast on Queens Boulevard, between 57th and 59th Avenues.

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Coordinates: 40°44′09″N 73°52′27″W / 40.735743°N 73.874267°W / 40.735743; -73.874267