In 1970, Hyannis, Massachusetts residents were able to visit Cape Cod Mall for the first time. The Mall was opened as an indoor place with food court and 12 screen movie theater. The mall is part of Simon Property Group. Simon Malls are spread throughout the lower forty- eight, in Canada, and a few overseas. They are one of the largest real estate companies of malls with over 350 locations. Simon was not the original owner of the property. Instead they purchased the mall in 1998 when a renovation began to enlarge the place again.
The mall in Hyannis was proposed in the 60's because it was felt Barnstable County was growing rapidly enough that a retail center was required. At first there were only 50 stores with Sears, Filene's and Woolworths as the anchor stores. Two movie theaters were already behind the area the mall was being built on. At the time they only had two screens. In 1977 the movie theaters were changed to become much more. There was also an expansion on the mall. The area growth was still occurring, and thus more stores were needed.
Cape Cod Mall has five anchor stores with a total of 821,000 square feet of retail space. The mall was only one level; as of 1990 it is 2 levels, with a capacity to serve 115 stores and services. The five anchor stores are Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Sears, Marshalls, and Macy's.
Retail locations at the mall include Abercrombie and Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Bath and Body Works, Belden Jewelers, Brookstone, Cache, Calendar Club, Christopher and Banks, Claire's, Crabtree and Evelyn, Debby's Pet Land, Dellaria Salon, Eddie Bauer, Finish Line, Forever 21, Gamestop, Gap, Global Cellular, GNC, Hannoush Jewelers, Hallmark, Hollister, and Hot Topic.
Also available at Cape Cod Mall is Icing, J Crew, Journeys, Justice, Kay Jewelers, Lee Nails, Lids, Litman Jewelers, Marshalls, Men's Warehouse, Motherhood Maternity, Nelly's Suits Your Swimwear, Not Your Average Joes, and Olympia Sports. Cape Cod Mall offers a variety of clothing, shoe, and accessory stores, withoptions like PacSun, Payless, Perfumania, Piercing Pagoda, Radio Shack, Regis Salons, and Talbots too.
No mall is complete without a food court and restaurants. Cape Cod Mall has Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Brigham's Ice Cream, Casual Gourmet Express, Dunkin' Donuts, Freshens Yogurt, Lindt Chocolate, Manchu Wok, McDonalds, Regina Pizzeria, Ruby Thai, and TGI Fridays. There are also restaurants that are close by to the mall shoppers can go to before, during or after their shopping excursion.
Cape Cod Mall has places for children to enjoy a little fun while the parents shop. Ryan Family Amusements and Kiddie Rides are provided. Parents can take a break and let their children play for a little while. Guest services such as lost and found and others can be used by shoppers when needed. The mall hours are 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday noon to 6pm. However, the holidays are subject to changes on the hours.