Crossgates Mall

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Crossgates Mall
Crossgatesmall.svg
Crossgates Mall's logo
LocationAlbany, New York
Opening dateMarch 4th, 1984
DeveloperThe Pyramid Companies
ManagementThe Pyramid Companies
No. of stores and services250+
No. of anchor tenants11
Total retail floor area1,700,000 sq ft (160,000 m2)
No. of floors2 plus mezzanine level in center court
WebsiteCrossgates Mall
 
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Crossgates Mall
Crossgatesmall.svg
Crossgates Mall's logo
LocationAlbany, New York
Opening dateMarch 4th, 1984
DeveloperThe Pyramid Companies
ManagementThe Pyramid Companies
No. of stores and services250+
No. of anchor tenants11
Total retail floor area1,700,000 sq ft (160,000 m2)
No. of floors2 plus mezzanine level in center court
WebsiteCrossgates Mall

Crossgates Mall is a shopping mall located in the city of Guilderland, New York in Albany County, New York, United States, not far from Schenectady. The mall opened on March 4, 1984, and in October 1994 underwent a large expansion that nearly doubled its size. It now has a gross leasable area of 1,700,000 sq ft (160,000 m2) with two floors including 250 shops and restaurants as well as an 18-screen Regal Cinema theater. The mall is anchored by Macy's and JCPenney at opposite ends, along with junior anchors including Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Forever 21. In the fall of 2014, Lord & Taylor will open a new store at Crossgates, returning to the mall after nearly a decade's absence.

Crossgates Mall is the second-largest shopping mall in Upstate New York and the fourth-largest in the state, after Destiny USA, Roosevelt Field Mall and Palisades Center. The Pyramid Companies owns and manages this mall as well as Destiny USA in Syracuse and Crossgates Commons, a shopping plaza located on an adjoining property.

Anchors[edit]

Crossgates Mall

Former anchors[edit]

The newer wing at Crossgates Mall, which opened in 1994.

Dining[edit]

Crossgates Mall is home to several eateries and a food court on the second level with a variety of outlets.

Square footage[edit]

Cancelled 1998 expansion[edit]

Shortly after the 1994 expansion, Pyramid planned another expansion that would have added 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2) to the mall with big-box stores, ice skating, bowling, mini-golf, and indoor soccer.[3] A variety of problems, including local opposition, caused the expansion to not materialize. [4]

Controversies[edit]

In recent years, two well-publicized controversies have taken place regarding mall policies.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1917&dat=19840301&id=lwshAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VnMFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2641,64531
  2. ^ Daily Gazette, The. February 25, 2007 http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SDGB&p_theme=sdgb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=1178D80D9688BCE0&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^ Moore, Debra (May 1, 1998), "Pyramid builds on plans to lure tourists to mall", The Business Review (Albany) 
  4. ^ "MOST OPPOSE EXPANDING ALBANY-AREA MALL, POLL SAYS", The Buffalo News, October 12, 1998 
  5. ^ Wood, Robin (March 6, 2003), "Crossgates Mall drops trespass charge for anti-war T-shirt", The Business Review (Albany) 
  6. ^ Marshall, Rick. "Under 18? Stay Home". Online Metroland. 

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Coordinates: 42°41′30″N 73°51′02″W / 42.691789°N 73.850677°W / 42.691789; -73.850677