Hampshire Mall, Hadley, MA

Hampshire Mall located in Hadley, Massachusetts was built in 1978 by the Pyramid Management Group. The mall is one of the smaller locations in the state, with 55 stores and five anchors. Total retail space is 435,000 square feet. It is set up as a one level mall, with two entertainment areas on a second floor. These places are Laser Storm and Interskate 91.

The Pyramid Companies was founded in 1970 as a real estate corporation for shopping centers. They had three malls when they first started, and now only one of the original malls is still around. It is no longer in their possession though. Despite the early malls being gone Pyramid Companies still exists and has many malls in New York and Massachusetts.

Hours of operation for Hampshire Mall are 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6pm on Sunday. Anchor store hours can vary from the main mall. There are also mall walking hours during the week, which allows entry before any of the shops open. During the Christmas holiday the hours will vary, often staying open a little longer for holiday shoppers. The mall does close on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Santa visits for photo opportunities and to hear Christmas wishes.

When the mall first opened JC Penney, Steiger's, and Kmart were the anchors. Steiger's was eventually demolished in '94 to make way for Media Play. The space was rebuilt and extended a few years later for Target. A six screen movie theater was available from 1978 to 1999, eventually being expanded to the 12 screen Cinemark it is today. The current anchor stores are JC Penney, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Target.

Hampshire Mall presents a number of different stores for books, gifts, clothing, electronics, entertainment, shoes, and specialty options. A few of the stores include A&S Newstand, Bath and Body Works, Collectibles and Cards, Hallmark, Louis and Clark Country Store, and Megan's Treasures. Electronic stores are Game Stop, Mobile Tron, Nexgen Wireless, Platerpus Records, and Radio Shack. Anyone looking for clothing or accessories can shop at Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Hannoush Jewelers, Claire's, Kay Jewelers, New York and Company, Pacific Sunwear, Traveling Man Art and Jewelery, and Piercing Pagoda. Shoes can be found in the department stores and Payless. A couple of the specialty shops include Bath and Body Works, Dollar N' Things, Joann's Fabrics, and Waloosi's Emporium.

The food court houses Arizona Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Fuji Chen, Mocha Emporium, Sbarro's, Subway, Target- Pizza Hut Express, and Trader Joe's. Local residents are able to take advantage of events held at the mall. Hampshire Mall has a blood drive, vocational open house and other events throughout the year. Each year may have different events and of course there are the sales. Many of the shops have sales events to bring in the customers. On top of the events are guest services such as available wheelchairs and strollers for shoppers. Lost and found, ATMs, and gift cards are also available through the information huts.

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