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Shopping HistoryNostalgia is to history what pine-tree-shaped air fresheners are to forests. Regional-class competitors to NORTHSHORE CENTER have been BURLINGTON MALL (1968) 14 miles southwest, in Burlington, LIBERTY TREE MALL (1972)sixty eight mile north, in Danvers, and SQUARE ONE MALL (a 1994 rebuild of NEW ENGLAND CENTER) 6.7 miles southwest, in Saugus.

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Although the basic mall was designed by Seattle’s John Graham, Junior, this explicit retailer was envisaged by Raymond Loewy. The middle is situated on Merritt Island, which geographically positioned about halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. An outside shopping center with over 40 retailers from the Nike Factory Store to the Sunglass Hut to Calvin Kleen, Tanger Outlets have all of it. The components that killed Westgate could be summarized as crime, bankruptcy of considered one of its major tenants and a brand new shopping middle down the road.

Here’s a vibrant coloration postcard photo of the Jordan Marsh retailer looming excessive in the distance, above and anchoring a portion of the venerable Sunrise Shopping Center (because it was originally known) complex, along with a sweeping view of the gorgeous surrounding areas.

A new Northeast Wing was constructed onto the shopping middle in 1984-1985, which included a 1-level (30,000 sq. foot), Framingham, Massachusetts-based Marshalls, 1-level (38,000 square foot), Avon, Massachustees-primarily based Child World toy store and roughly twenty new retail spaces.