Kalpana Kalpana

Westgate Mall (Brockton)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Opening date  February 24, 1963
No. of anchor tenants  6
Owner  New England Development
No. of stores and services  65+
Opened  24 February 1963
Phone  +1 508-588-8916
Westgate Mall (Brockton)
Location  Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Management  New England Development
Total retail floor area  600,000 sq ft (56,000 m)
Address  200 Westgate Dr, Brockton, MA 02301, USA
Hours  Open today · 10AM–9PMSaturday10AM–9PMSunday12–6PMMonday10AM–9PMTuesday10AM–9PMWednesday10AM–9PMThursday10AM–9PMFriday10AM–9PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Silver City Galleria, Nampa Gateway Center, South Shore Plaza, Eastland Center, Alton Square Mall
Profiles
TwitterFacebook

Westgate Mall is a shopping mall in the city of Brockton, Massachusetts. It is the oldest enclosed shopping mall in the state. Westgate Mall features Macy’s, Sears, Best Buy, Bath and Body Works, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Famous Footwear, Fallas, Old Navy, and a mix of more than 65 specialty stores including Victoria’s Secret, The Children’s Place and Rue21. Eateries include Buffalo Wild Wings, IHop and Auntie Anne’s. Market Basket is also on-site. Westgate Mall is located at the intersection of Routes 24 and 27 in Brockton and accessible via the Brockton Area Transit Authority. Although Westgate Mall's GLA is small by regional standards, it is also surrounded by numerous adjacent big-box stores including: Walmart, Lowe's, Toys "R" Us, A.C. Moore, DeMoulas Market Basket, and Dick's Sporting Goods. These standalone retailers complement the main building, driving increased traffic to the location as a shopping destination.

Contents

History

Today's 600,000-square-foot (56,000 m2) mall opened -as the 356,000-square-foot (33,100 m2) Westgate Shopper's Park- in February 1963. It was expanded in 1984-1985 and substantially renovated between 2000 and 2003, reversing a trend of nearly a decade of decline wherein nearly all of the stores had vacated the center. Nearby malls, including South Shore Plaza and Silver City Galleria, dominated the market in the past 15 years, but the Westgate Mall today has repositioned itself as a smaller, more convenient alternative and as a result, business has improved.

Ownership of the mall has changed hands several times over the past decade. The mall was purchased by New England Development for $17 million in 1999, with plans to revitalize the vintage mall. Over several years, the new owners spent significant resources to remodel it, and were very successful in turning the mall around. In 2004, New England Development sold Westgate to Gregory Greenfield & Assoc. (GG&A) for $58.5 million; three years later, GG&A was taken over by Australia-based Babcock & Brown. In 2009, Bank of America foreclosed the mall due to "breach of conditions" on its mortgage with Babcock & Brown, and the property went on the auction block. Finally, in 2010, New England Development again purchased the property for $31.75 million, and as of 2016 remains Westgate Mall's current owner.

Anchors

  • Best Buy (30,012 sq ft.)
  • FALLAS (28,000 sq ft.)
  • Market Basket (80,000 sq. ft.)
  • Macy's (140,000 sq ft.) closing in 2017
  • Old Navy (22,625 sq ft.)
  • Sears (126,806 sq ft.)
  • Former anchors

  • Bradlees (112,000 sq ft.) (Opened in 1963. Closed in 2001, demolished for Filene's)
  • Gilchrist's (73,000 sq. ft.) (Opened in 1963. Closed in 1977) Jordan Marsh (Opened in 1977, converted to Macy's in 1996, closed in 2006 when Macy's merged with Filene's)
  • Child World (38,600 sq. ft.) (Opened in 1985. Closed in 1992) (Child World and original Marshalls demolished for new Sears in 1999)
  • Marshalls (original store 30,000 sq. ft.) (Opened in 1985. Relocated to adjacent -28,000 sq. ft.- mall space in 1999. Closed in 2011. Replaced by C.W. Price Closed in 2015)
  • Filene's (140,000 sq. ft.) (Opened in 2003, converted to Macy's in 2006)
  • References

    Westgate Mall (Brockton) Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    South Shore Plaza
    Amedeo Ambron
    Fabiana Semprebom
    Topics