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Boulevard Mall

Boulevard Mall
Location Amherst, New York
Opening date 1962
Owner Forest City Enterprises
No. of stores and services 106
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 902,000 square feet (83,798.5 m2)
No. of floors 1 (2 in some anchors)
Website http://www.boulevard-mall.com/

Boulevard Mall, which opened in 1962, is a shopping mall located north of City of Buffalo at the western edge of the Town of Amherst in Erie County, New York, USA. The name derives from its location on Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62), which divides Amherst from the Town of Tonawanda. The Boulevard Mall is a super-regional mall with a gross leasable area of 904,000 square feet (84,000 m²).[1] The importance of Boulevard Mall has decreased over the years as newer and sometimes larger malls, have been built around Buffalo. Nevertheless, the mall has been expanded several times (in 1971, 1978, 1994 and 2000), underwent a major renovation in 1997 and lies in the heart of a large commercial section that has grown up around it. The Boulevard Mall was the first indoor shopping center in Buffalo, New York Its once-popular food court was demolished in May 2015 to make way for the addition of a Dick's Sporting Goods. In June 2015, the last store left from the mall's original opening, The Bootery, a small shoe store noted for its fire house decoration theme, permanently closed. Because of its proximity to the border of Canada, Boulevard Mall is a frequent destination for Canadian shoppers.

Contents

  • Anchors 1
  • Former anchors 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Anchors

Former anchors

  • Sattler's (opened 1962, closed 1982, became Sibley's in 1983)
  • Sibley's (opened 1983, became Kaufmann's in 1990)
  • Kaufmann's (opened 1990, became Macy's in 2006)
  • Jenss (opened 1962, closed 2000, became Kaufmann's Men's Store in 2001)
  • Kaufmann's Men's Store (opened 2001, became Macy's Men's Store in 2006)

References

  1. ^ Boulevard Mall, International Council of Shopping Centers. Accessed October 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Fink, James. "Sears proposes store for expanded Boulevard Mall", Business First of Buffalo, February 12, 1999. Accessed October 6, 2007. "The Amherst Planning Board, at its Feb. 18 meeting, will hear a proposal to add a two-story, 128,000-square-foot (11,900 m2) Sears to the mall's south end. Sears would like to open the store by late 2000. The retailer would be an anchor tenant joining J.C. Penney Co., Kaufmann's Department Stores and Jenss Department Stores."
  3. ^ Christmann, Samantha. "Dick’s Sporting Goods to replace Boulevard Mall food court", The Buffalo News, January 5, 2015. Accessed January 6, 2015.

External links

  • Boulevard Mall weblink

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