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The Shops at Nanuet

The Shops at Nanuet
The Shops at Nanuet sign.jpg
Location5101 Fashion Drive
Nanuet, New York, U.S. 10954
Opening date1969; 50 years ago (1969) (Nanuet Mall) 2013; 6 years ago (2013) (Shops at Nanuet)
OwnerSimon Malls
No. of stores and services(Originally 120) 56 (as of 2019)
No. of anchor tenants2
Total retail floor area757,928 sq ft (70,413.8 m2)
No. of floors2
Public transit accessBus transport Rockland Coaches bus routes: 11A, 20, 47 and 49
Railway Train Access to New Jersey Transit/Metro-North Railroad train station in Nanuet (Pascack Valley Line).
WebsiteMall website

The Shops at Nanuet is a Simon Malls-operated outdoor shopping mall[1] located at the intersection of New York State Route 59 and Middletown Road in Nanuet, New York, U.S.. The mall is also accessible via exit 14 of the New York Thruway (either direction). Built on the site of the former Nanuet Mall, the Shops at Nanuet opened in 2013.


The original mall opened in 1969 with the two original anchor stores which were Bamberger's (later became Macy's) and Sears. In 1994, a new wing was built anchored by Abraham & Straus, which became Stern's in 1995. When the Stern's brand was phased out in 2001, (with most other stores becoming Macy's stores) the anchor space became Boscov's in 2002, before the latter closed in May 2008 in preparation for the mall's demolition (Simon Property Group owned the Boscov's space while Macy's and Sears owned their respective real estate).

The mall, which used to be wetlands, had grown to 900,000 square feet (84,000 m2) and encompassed 120 stores in 1999.[2] The mall went into decline following the opening of the nearby Palisades Center in March 1998.[3] Nearly all of the stores except for Macy's and Sears closed by early 2011, when Simon unveiled plans to rebuild the mall as The Shops at Nanuet, an outdoor mall featuring shops, restaurants, a fitness center, and a Regal Cinemas movie theater, which opened on November 7, 2013.[4] By January 2012, all the stores in the mall had closed (except for Macy's and Sears), and demolition had begun.[5] Construction started after the demolition and the new Shops at Nanuet opened on October 10, 2013.[6]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at The Shops at Nanuet, into Seritage Growth Properties.[7]

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide. The store closed in January 2019.[8] Representatives from the shopping center's owner, Simon Property Group, have discussed repurposing the vacant store, according to Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann. Hoehmann said he held several discussions about the Sears vacancy with Simon representatives since June and anticipated getting more details in the next few months. Although no formal plans have been filed, Simon officials want to bring up to three undisclosed national retailers into the space formerly occupied by the defunct department store.[9]

Also, the adjacent property once occupied by the Sears Tire and Auto Center is being eyed for a hotel and additional retailers, Hoehmann said. Outparcels on the Seritage site include TD Bank, Verizon Wireless and Banchetto Feast.

On November 29, 2018, it was announced that Macy's would be closing in April 2019 and will be replaced by an At Home home furniture store on the first floor, and some new tenants (yet to be announced) on the second floor.[10][11]

On September 23, 2019, it was announced that Fairway Market would be closing on September 25, 2019. It is unknown what will replace the space yet. [12]


Nanuet Mall was the site of the 1981 Brink's robbery, during which members of the Black Liberation Army and the May 19th Communist Movement murdered two police officers and a security guard during the robbery of an armored car. [13]


  1. ^ "Nanuet Mall". Simon Malls. Archived from the original on 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2008-06-05.
  2. ^ Cheryl Platzman Weinstock (1999-02-28). "If You're Thinking of Living In / Nanuet, N.Y.; Growth Quickens In Rockland Hamlet". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-05.
  3. ^ Kathy Kahn (2008-03-31). "1960s Mall Crawls to Finish Line". Westchester County Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-06-05.
  4. ^ Tran, Kim. (2011-10-26) UPDATE: Nanuet Mall to Become 'The Shops at Nanuet' with a Main Street [VIDEO] – Pearl River, NY Patch Archived 2012-01-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2012-07-15.
  5. ^ "Nanuet Mall Last Call". All Abandoned. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-04-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  12. ^ Fairway Market Closing In Nanuet. "" Accessed September 25, 2019.
  13. ^ Gado, Mark. "AMBUSH: THE BRINKS ROBBERY OF 1981" Archived 2008-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. Crime Library. Retrieved January 13, 2013.

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