Mall at Rockingham Park
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The mall food court as seen on January 1, 2014. The carousel has since been demolished as part of a renovation.
|Location||Salem, New Hampshire, United States|
|Opening date||August 1991|
|Management||Simon Property Group|
|No. of stores and services||150+|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||1,020,000 sq ft (95,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||2|
|Website||Mall at Rockingham Park|
The Mall at Rockingham Park is the largest shopping mall in the state of New Hampshire, with 1,020,000 square feet (95,000 m2) of floor space. The mall is located in the town of Salem, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Boston.The mall is adjacent to Interstate 93 and the former Rockingham Park race track in Salem, and was the state's third shopping mall to be built. The mall now hosts 140 stores, with Lord & Taylor, Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, and Dick's Sporting Goods as anchors. The mall is managed but not owned by Simon Property Group. As of March 2015, the mall was Simon's highest grossing center, with annual sales of $2,105 per square foot.
Like the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, the Mall at Rockingham Park is located close to the Massachusetts state line and draws many customers from that state. New Hampshire has no sales tax on most goods. The success of the Mall at Rockingham Park, which opened in August 1991, caused the Methuen Mall across the line in Methuen, Massachusetts, to close in 1997; it was replaced with The Loop, a "big box"-style center. The Mall at Rockingham Park also caused the adjacent (and older) Rockingham Mall to convert into a "big box" center, as Salem could no longer support two shopping malls. In 2006, the mall's original Macy's store (formerly Jordan Marsh) was closed with all Filene's converting into Macy's.
In May 2011 luxury department store Lord & Taylor announced their first New Hampshire store, to be opened in the former Macy's building. Lord & Taylor ultimately opened in March 2012. In February 2015, it was announced that Dick's Sporting Goods would take over Sears second floor as part of a deal with the company. The store opened October 2015.
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- Ireland, Doug (February 21, 2015). "Salem Sears leases space to Dick's". The Eagle-Tribune. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
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