NASHUA MALL: NASHUA, NH
Chris S's Commentary
Posted January 28, 2006 (user submitted)
This used to be the big mall for tax free shopping in Nashua. It had Woolco
and Almy's as anchors. Later a Montgomery Ward would be built behind the mall.
A Child World was built next to the mall. There was a 4 screen movie theater
across the parking lot. The mall had lots of small stores including national
tenants such as Fanny Farmer, Orange Julius and a Hallmark store.
Almy's was closed and replaced with Burlington Coat Factory, and Woolco closed
and was replaced with Bradlees. Montgomery Ward closed and was replaced by
Ames. In the past few years the mall has slowly been redeveloped. First, the
former Child World area was demolished and replaced by Nashua's second Home
Depot store. The Bradlees closed and was replaced by Kohl's and the mall
entrance was sealed. The movie theater was demolished to make way for a Bugaboo
Creek and a Wendy's. Half of the mall was then sealed to make way for a new
Christmas Tree Shops store. Not soon after the rest of the mall was closed to
make an LL Bean outlet and Babies R Us.
This mall lasted for a very long time, however its demise made perfect sense.
This fairly small mall was nothing in comparison to the 2 floor Pheasant Lane
Mall, which was anchored by Jordan Marsh, Filene's, Sears, JCPenney, and
Lechmere, and that mall was even closer to the Massachusetts border, gaining
more people taking advantage of lack of sales tax in New Hampshire. Today,
the mall has been renamed Nashua Mall Power Center and is a very successful
redevelopment of a tired retail property.
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