Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dead Malls: Enfield Square Mall

In the age of the internet brick and mortar stores are anything but safe, this year the United States has seen an unprecedented number of closing of stores by retailers such as Sears, JCPenny and Macy's. The Enfield Mall is a prime example of this although this 788,000 square foot mall has not had the best luck over the years. Opening in 1971 it boasted stores such as G. Fox, Filene's and Steigers. Steigers closed its doors in 1994 and the space went unoccupied until 1997 with the addition of Sears. JCPenny shut its doors in 2000 and was replaced by a Macy's Mens and Home store.The begining of 2016 is when the mall went into an absolute free fall, Macy's made the announcement they would be closing its two anchor stores in the mall. Not a month later in February J.P Morgan Chase foreclosed on the mall as the owner defaulted on a $240 Million dollar loan. Over the next year smaller stores began to shutter in the mall along with Ruby Tuesday and Express. And then in 2017 after 20 years Sears shut its doors leaving Target as the malls lone anchor store.





 Closed Radio Shack
 Macy's Men
 Macy's
Macy's
 Sears
 Sears

 Ruby Tuesday


 Former Macy's Mall Entrance








Enfield Square Mall 1970's

Have you been to this mall? What was your favorite store?


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