Anchor Stores

Traditionally, anchors were large department stores that brought the majority of mall traffic. Today, department stores are increasingly replaced by big-box retailers (Target, etc.), entertainment (theaters, bowling alleys, etc.), and non-retail occupants (apartments, offices, etc.).

 

Filene's

Opened 1992
Rebranded as Macy's in 2006
Closed 2017

Sears

Opened 1992
Closed 2018

JCPenney

Opened 1992
Closed 2015

Bradlees
(coming soon!)

Opened 1992

Closed 2001

(Dick's Sporting Goods) Opened 2004?

(Dick's Sporting Goods) Closed 2021

Lechmere
(coming soon!)

Opened 1992

Closed 1997

(Steve & Barry's) Opened 2005?

(Steve & Barry's) Closed 2009?

(Round 1) Opened 2015

(Round 1) Closed 2021

Mystery Anchor
(Jordan Marsh)

Pre-Built 1992
Never Completed