Westfield South Shore

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Westfield South Shore is a super-regional shopping mall in Bay Shore, New York, USA. The mall is owned by the Westfield Group and has 1,165,000 square feet (108,232 m2) of gross leasable area.[1] The mall originally opened as the South Shore Mall on August 30, 1963.

The mall was opened in 1963 by the R.H. Macy Company, which opened the 3-level, 318,800-square-foot (29,620 m2) Macy's as the original anchor.[2] The open-air, 70-store first phase of the mall was completed by 1967, and originally included stores such as Record Town, Woolworth's, Lerner Shops, Bond's,[3] and JCPenney, which was the first in-line JCPenney location in the New York area at the time[4] The mall's Loews Theaters location opened around the same time. There was also a section of the mall divided into an area named "Captree Corners", a bazaar-like setup of small stores clustered into a village-like mini-mall area.[5]

The mall was fully enclosed in 1975. In December 1986, the mall's ownership was sold to the Westfield Corporation for $85 million.[6] Shortly after the change in ownership, plans for an expansion were underway. The renovation/expansion was underway by 1996, which gutted the northern end of the center, which was replaced with 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of new retail area, along with a newly built, 3-level (216,300 ft²) Sears, which opened in September 1997, and in 2015 closed to make way for a store TBD. A 2-level (120,000 ft²) Lord & Taylor eventually opened in late 1998, replacing the former Woolworth.[7]


  1. ^ http://mall-hall-of-fame.blogspot.com/2007/12/south-shore-mall-shopping-center.html
  2. ^ "8th Macy's Store in Area Opens In New Shopping Center on L.I". The New York Times. 30 August 1963. 
  3. ^ "Bond's Opens in Bay Shore". The New York Times. 4 October 1963. 
  4. ^ "J.C. Penney Planning Full-Line Store on Long Island". The New York Times. 21 April 1965. 
  5. ^ Aurichio, Andrea (4 November 1979). "SHOP TALK A Mall Within a Mall". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Park, Paula (29 June 1989). "Mall Expansion Plan". 
  7. ^ "Lord & Taylor Coming to Bay Shore / New tenant for South Shore Mall". Newsday. 17 December 1997. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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