An indoor shopping center, Greendale Mall is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was built several years before the 90's, but the owners remodeled the place in the late 90's to add more space for anchor stores. The complex when first built had two anchor stores. They were north and south of the rest of the stores. Best Buy and TJ Maxx inhabit the locations. Lechmere was one of the first anchor stores, but they had to close. Marshalls was also located at the mall, but it closed in 2007. Simon Malls purchased Greendale Mall in 1999 making it one of their 382 malls.
Simon Property Group is one of the largest real estate companies for shopping centers in the United States. They have a location in Asia and some in Canada. The company has been around for more than fifty years, and is well known from coast to coast. The hours of operation for Greendale Mall are Sunday noon to 6pm, and Monday to Saturday 10am to 9pm. Hours of operations can vary for the department stores. During the Christmas season the mall tends to stay open for longer hours. They do close for Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Christmas and Easter visitors, Santa and the Easter Bunny come by for pictures with children.
Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath and Body Works, Bonworth, Claire's, Creative Nails and Spa, CVS, Deb Shop, and DSW Shoes Warehouse are a few of the retail locations at Greendale Mall. Footlocker, Frederick's of Hollywood, Gamestop, Gap Outlet, Hot Topic, GNC, Hannoush Jewelers, In Touch Wireless, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Lord's and Lady's Hair Salon, Olympia Sports, and Old Navy are also at the mall.
Stores include Payless, PCX Clothing, Piercing Pagoda, Preferred Caps and Apparel, Radio Shack, Rave, Royal Decor, Rue 21, The Children's Place, Verizon and World Gym, as well. Greendale Mall has a food court and a few restaurants spread throughout the mall. A few of those locations include Subway, Stir Fry 88, and Paradise Mexican.
Guest services available at Greendale Mall include gift wrapping, lost and found, many parking options, wheel chairs, gift cards, and lodging nearby. Hotels like the Courtyard by Marriott, Quality Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn, Residence Inn and Beechwood Hotel are close to the mall. Guests can stay at the hotels and shop at the mall. They can also conduct their business. Residents come to Greendale Mall throughout the year for events offered.
For example Simon Fashion Now will offer a runway show and preview of the season's trends. This show occurs each season and every year. There is also the aforementioned Santa photo opportunities. Simon has the Kidgits Club in which children can come to the mall to meet cartoon characters and find educational events. There are often coupons and other rewards given out to the children. Kidgits as a club helps keep the children entertained when parents want to shop. There are play areas inside the mall as well to keep children occupied.