North Dartmouth Mall or Dartmouth Mall is located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The mall was constructed in 1969, finally opening in 1971. This was the first large scale retail center opened in the area. At first there was a three screen movie theater and 72 retail stores. Dartmouth is a two level shopping mall. The first anchors were Zayre, Sears, The Outlet, Cherry and Webb, and Woolworth. By the 1980's most of the original anchors were gone and replacing them were JC Penney and Filenes. Filenes was turned into Macy's in 2006. Since the opening of the mall it has had a few expansions to accommodate more stores and restaurants.
The latest remodel occurred in early 2000 to offer new entrances, signs, and a full interior change over. The layout didn't change, but the look certainly has. The AMC theater was expanded to twelve screens. Sears Automotive and Pier One Imports joined the stores already there. Olive Garden and Taco Bell were also opened in the same year.
Mall hours for Dartmouth Mall are Monday to Saturday 10am to 9pm, and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. In winter store hours can change to help shoppers find time to get their gifts. Often the mall will remain open a little longer and be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Santa will visit the store during the holidays to hear Christmas wishes and sit for pictures. At other times of the year there will be different events. The Easter Bunny visits for Easter and there are typically many sales. The mall also opens for mall walkers in the morning.
Besides the anchor stores at Dartmouth Mall there is the Piercing Pagoda, Sunglass Hut, Bath and Body Works, MasterCuts, iParty, Spencer Gifts, Things Remembered, Withrop's Hallmark, Yankee Candle, and the Children's Place. Children's stores include Gap, Kids Foot Locker, Limited Too, Old Navy, Pay/Half, and Rave Girl. Christopher and Banks, Fashion Expo, Hot Topic, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Fashion Expo, Hollister and Co., Pac Sun, and Wilson's Leather Experts are other clothing stores.
Besides the movie theater for entertainment, Dartmouth Mall offers the Dream Machine for entertainment. Dartmouth Mall has Asia Garden, McDonald's, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Rainoni's Pizzeria and Deli, Ruby Tuesday, Taco Bell, and What's the Scoop. Dartmouth Mall has over fifty different stores and restaurants available for shoppers. Categories for shopping do include shoes, personal services, and jewelry, as well as the aforementioned categories.
Some of the events that will occur are with specific shops. For example Old Navy has sales throughout the year to entice shoppers. Christopher and Banks offers Friends and Family days, and there will definitely be others. Dartmouth Mall is near other businesses a visitor may find of interest. The mall itself is smaller than malls in larger cities. It is not a college town mall with hundreds of stores. Still, the amount of stores is comfortable to serve the needs of the community. The cinema is often a place for local teens to hang out on the weekends.