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Location  Swansea, Massachusetts
Management  Jones Lang Lasalle
No. of floors  1
Phone  +1 508-679-2543
Opening date  1975
No. of stores and services  approximately 80
Opened  1975
Number of anchor tenants  2
No. of anchor tenants  1 Macy's Walmart behind Mall
Address  262 Swansea Mall Dr #775, Swansea, MA 02777, USA
Hours  Closed now Saturday10AM–8PMSunday12–6PMMonday10AM–8PMTuesday10AM–8PMWednesday10AM–8PMThursday10AM–8PMFriday10AM–8PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Silver City Galleria, Dartmouth Mall, New Harbour Mall, Emerald Square, Westgate Mall
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Swansea mall


Swansea Mall is a regional shopping mall located in Swansea, Massachusetts. It is a large, single-level, fully enclosed facility with over 80 stores, serving the Southeastern Massachusetts area. It is currently owned and managed by Carlyle Swansea Partners.

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Located off Exit 3 of I-195, the mall is situated at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and Massachusetts Route 118. Located on Swansea Mall Drive, it has three out-parcel buildings: a Walmart building behind the mall, a Toys "R" Us and a shared PriceRite & Dollar Tree (formerly a Service Merchandise parcel, still retaining its same outer design). There is also a large shopping plaza - Swansea Crossings - across the street, which contains a Big Lots and a Regal Cinemas movie theater.

The mall currently has one anchor (with an two other anchors that has been vacant since the early 2000 and Sears Since March 2017). The mall opened in 1975 with anchors Sears and Edgar's. Today, the mall has 1 anchor Macy's. The mall also has a moderated sized food court and a Ruby Tuesday.

Swansea mall fire


History

Built around 1975, Swansea Mall originally opened with two anchors: Sears and Edgar Department Stores. The mall had a 4-screen movie theater. A third and fourth anchor, national discount department store Caldor and Rhode Island-based department store Apex, were added as part of a major expansion around 1979. Also, two out-parcels were located just south of the original mall, populated by Toys R Us and Service Merchandise. The mall thrived from the late '70s and '80s.

In 1989 the mall underwent a major interior renovation; when it re-opened, Swansea 4 Cinemas was gone, original anchor Edgar's went out of business and was replaced by Jordan Marsh. The hall space changed as well with the removal of the water fountains, and the installation of new lighting, and new floor tiling. The mall's logo also changed to the current swan design.

In 1996, Jordan Marsh was sold to Macy's, who have operated in the mall since. Caldor suffered damage in a fire in 1997, closed for a year to renovation, and ultimately closed its doors for good when the company went out of business in 1999. Several restaurants left the mall in the late 1990s such as the pizzeria Roman Delight and Newport Creamery. A food court opened by the late 1990s.

In 2001, Walmart replaced the old Caldor location (after purchasing it in 1999. Apex closed the same year.

Walmart moved out of the mall into their own newly constructed building, which is not owned by the mall, in September 2013. The old Caldor/Walmart wing of the mall was then demolished. In December 2013, mall owner Carlyle Development sold off the two out parcel buildings (Toys R Us and Price Rite/Dollar Tree) to Gator Investments and announced they were putting the Swansea Mall up for sale. In January 2014 the mall cut ties with their management company, Jones Lang LaSalle, and announced they were bringing those functions in-house. They also hired Kaplan Retail Consulting to oversee the leasing of the mall's large amount of empty retail space. A sale agreement was reached via online auction in November 2014, but by January 2015 those plans had fallen through; the mall is still for sale and approximately one-quarter of the stores in the mall are empty.

In December 2016, it was announced the Sears anchor store would be closing in March 2017. Also F.Y.E closed in March 2017. As of March 2017 Macys is the only Anchor with two anchor stores abandoned.There is a Walmart in the back of the mall.

References

Swansea Mall Wikipedia


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