The Westchester

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The Westchester
The Westchester Vehicle Entrance.jpg
The Westchester Vehicle Entrance before the 2016 renovation
Coordinates 41°01′52″N 73°45′29″W / 41.031°N 73.758°W / 41.031; -73.758Coordinates: 41°01′52″N 73°45′29″W / 41.031°N 73.758°W / 41.031; -73.758
Address 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601-4522 USA
Opening date 1995
Management Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 150
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 890,000 sq. ft.
No. of floors 4 (retail & food)
Parking Indoor
Public transit access MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad:
at White Plains
Website www.simon.com/mall/the-westchester

The Westchester is a 890,000-square-foot (83,000 m2), shopping mall in downtown White Plains, New York.[1] It is operated by Simon Property Group, which owns 40% of the mall, and is home to some of today's most fashionable and well-known retailers, many with their only location in affluent Westchester County, New York. It is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, and New York state's first Nordstrom, the fourth in the New York City metropolitan area to open after locations in Short Hills, Menlo Park, and Paramus, New Jersey.

History[edit]

Opened in 1995,[2] The Westchester was built on the site of one of the first suburban branch department stores in the United States, a B. Altman & Co. store which opened in 1930, as well as the terminal for the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway White Plains branch. B. Altman's was located where Nordstrom is now situated. The mall was built adjacent to the (once) freestanding location of Neiman Marcus, which originally opened in 1972 as the only out-of-town location of its sister chain, New York-based Bergdorf Goodman. The Westchester is located within proximity to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, The Source at White Plains, The White Plains Pavilion, City Center at White Plains, and the Galleria at White Plains.[3] The mall's food court, located on the fourth floor, is known as Savor Westchester. The food court includes Juice Generation, Mighty Quinn's BBQ, Whitman's New York, Bluestone Lane Coffee Company, and Hai Street Kitchen. The fourth floor used to have a typical food court and a large F.A.O. Schwarz that closed in the early 2000s.[4] Starting in February 2016, the mall went under that largest renovation since its opening in 1995, which included installing a new façade, tiling and carpeting. A branch of frozen chain 16 Handles is set to open in April 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downtown White Plains.com
  2. ^ O'Connor, Timothy (2012-09-03). "Ex-White Plains mayor Sy Schulman's leadership recalled". Newsday. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  3. ^ "The Westchester: About". The Westchester: A Simon Mall. 
  4. ^ "Simon Property Group". simon.com. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 

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