Paramus Park Mall; Paramus, New Jersey

Paramus, New Jersey is one of the nation’s biggest retail towns, boasting over six million square feet of retail space racking up some of the largest sales of any town in America. The area around routes 4 and 17 has been home (at one point or another) to no less than six enclosed shopping malls, […]

Solomon Pond Mall; Marlborough, Massachusetts

The Solomon Pond Mall opened in 1996, making it the newest (as of 2006) enclosed shopping mall in Massachusetts. It was one of a slew of malls to sprout along the I-495 corridor from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, but Solomon Pond was given perhaps the best location of all. When it was constructed in […]

Rock Hill Mall; Rock Hill, South Carolina

This post is a first for us here at Labelscar. The mall featured here is one which neither I nor my blogging partner Caldor have ever visited. Instead, this mall was alerted to us by a reader named Shane from Rock Hill. We have to give him more credit than that, though, because he ended […]

Greendale Mall; Worcester, Massachusetts

In addition to the Worcester Common Outlets, the city of Worcester is home to another, smaller enclosed shopping mall: the Greendale Mall, on the city’s north side, near the junction of Gold Star Blvd (MA-12) and I-190, not far north of the junction of I-290. Anchored by Best Buy, Marshalls, and TJMaxx N More, nearly […]

Mall 205; Portland, Oregon

Trudging along for over 30 years, Mall 205 left an indelible mark on shoppers located on the east side of Portland, Oregon.  The mall opened in 1970 anchored by Montgomery Ward and White Front department stores, with enclosed in-line space between them.  White Front went out of business in the late 1970s, but the mall didn’t suffer.  Instead, […]

Auburn Mall; Auburn, Massachusetts

A few days back, I posted about the now-dead Worcester Common Outlets in downtown Worcester. I feel that it’s more interesting to post about malls in metropolitan area groups, which brings us to discuss the other (less dramatic) malls serving the Worcester metropolitan area. Except for one big “but.” The Worcester Common wasn’t exactly done […]

Worcester Common Outlets; Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester Common is New England’s largest and most notorious dead mall. It has died twice, in separate decades. At various points, it has stood as a crown jewel of achievement or as a mark of embarassment. It was once saved by television star Judith Light. The mall itself was built in an attempt at saving […]

Hello, Macy’s!

Goodbye, Marshall Field’s.  Goodbye, Famous-Barr.  Goodbye, The Jones Store.  Goodbye, Robinsons-May.  Goodbye, Meier & Frank.  Goodbye, Foley’s.  Goodbye, Strawbridges.  Goodbye, Kaufmann’s.  Goodbye, L.S. Ayres.  Goodbye, Filene’s.  Last but certainly not least, goodbye, Hecht’s.  You all no longer exist and are all now Macy’s.  On Saturday of this past weekend, September 9, 2006, all of those brands officially became Macy’s, […]

The Mall at the World Trade Center; New York, New York

  Exactly five years ago today, almost 3,000 people died in the worst terrorist attack in America’s history.  People around the world today will remember where they were and how profoundly affected they were when they heard the news that the U.S. had been attacked by such a magnitude.  The ramifications of 9/11 have without a […]

Fox Run Mall; Newington (Portsmouth), New Hampshire

The Fox Run Mall is the lone enclosed shopping center serving the seacoast region of New Hampshire. Since there’s no signage alerting you of the fact, many mistakenly assume the mall is located in the affluent and picturesque coastal city of Portsmouth, but is actually in the tiny suburb of Newington, just to the city’s […]