Greendale Mall facts for kids
|Location||Worcester, Massachusetts, United States|
|Address||7 Neponset Street|
|No. of stores and services||37|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (1 open, 3 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||432,000 square feet (40,100 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 with partial lower level|
The Greendale Mall was an enclosed shopping mall located near the intersection of Interstates 290 and 190 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. It is anchored by a combination of TJ Maxx and HomeGoods, with three vacant anchors left by DSW, Best Buy and Big Lots. The complex has traditionally had two anchor stores, located at the northern and southern entrances. An expansion in the late-1990s added a third anchor store, near the mall's center entrance. Lechmere used to have a store in the space later partially occupied by Best Buy, but closed in 1997. The anchor at the end of the mall was Marshalls until 2007. It became Big Lots in 2010, which Big Lots left the mall in early 2019. The mall also saw Best Buy close in 2019 as well. DSW closed in 2020.
Simon Property Group purchased the mall in 1999. The company stopped paying the debt on the mall in October 2015 and the noteholder took ownership of the Mall. At the time of the takeover by the note holder, the mall was performing very poorly. In November 2015, the mall was appraised at $14.7 million but had a loan value of $45 million.
In June 2016, the mall was sold at auction to Chicago law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP for $11.8 million, the mortgage holder of the property, after no other bids were received. In September 2016, Burlington-based KeyPoint Partners, the company representing the new owners and managing the building, announced that Worcester's only enclosed shopping mall would remain open.
On December 19, 2018, it was announced that Big Lots would be closing in January 2019.
On September 9, 2019, it was announced that Best Buy would also be closing in November 2019.
On December 16, 2019 a Boston developer bought the rundown Greendale Mall in Worcester and the new owner plans to demolish the 33-year-old shopping center and replace it with a mix of retail, apartments, and office space. The mall closed permanently in 2020.
In July 2020, DSW closed their Greendale Mall location for good and sent all the remaining merchandise to other nearby locations. It is uncertain why DSW closed their Greendale location but according to rumors DSW had another year left on their lease with the mall but decided to close that location due to the COVID-19 pandemic and decline of business. This makes TJ Maxx/HomeGoods the only anchor and last store of the mall that remains.
On October 23, 2020, it was announced that TJ Maxx/HomeGoods might be relocating to Lincoln Plaza in 2021.
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