Hanover, Massachusetts required a shopping center in the 70's, so Hanover Mall was built in '71. The mall is one story with enclosed shopping. There are over 80 shops including anchors and restaurants. Ten years ago the mall underwent a renovation to update a few of the store fronts. Shoppers who wish to avoid the more crowded malls will find Hanover Mall is a great place to go.
Hanover Mall is open from 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are noon to 6pm. The holiday hours extend the regular hours for shoppers. Thanksgiving and Christmas day the mall will not be open. Special events such as sales can be held at the mall. Santa and the Easter Bunny come by for photo ops with children at the appropriate time of year.
When Hanover Mall was first opened Almy's, Zayre, and Woolworth's were the anchor stores. Almy's closed in 1987 and the space was taken over by Filene's. Zayre became Ames in 1989 when the two stores merged. Jordan Marsh came to the mall, but closed in 1996, after it became Macy's. This wing had to be torn down and instead of Macy's returning JC Penney took over. Old Navy took over the food court, and finally Ames was closed in 2002 to become Wal-Mart in 2004. Now the anchors and major stores at the mall are AC Moore, JC Penney, Macy's, Old Navy, Sears, and Wal-Mart.
Other store locations at the mall include American Eagle Outfitters, Bath and Body Works, Aeropostale, Beautiful Nails Salon, Calendar Club is open for Christmas only, Charlotte Russe, The Children's Place, Claire's, Deb Shop, and Famous Footwear. Fancy Nails, Finish Line, Foot Locker, FYE, Game Stop, GNC, Goods for You, Hallmark, Hot Topic, and Journeys are a couple of more stores at Hanover Mall. Also at the mall are Justice, Kay Jewelers, Lids, Limited, Lords and Lady's Hair Salon, Master Cuts, Men's Wearhouse, Nasr Jewelers, The Novel Tee Shop, Office Max, and Oriental Wonders. Hanover Mall has over a hundred stores all with different items found in the clothing, accessories, and specialty categories.
Food is an important part of shopping. One must keep fuelled, after all. Hanover Mall has Panera Bread, Outback Steakhouse, Orange Julius, Dairy Queen, Phantom Gourmet, Hickory Farms, Subway, Sweet and Fun, Uno Chicago Grill, Moe's Southwest Grill, and McDonalds as a few places to eat. Cuppy's Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, Hokkaido, and Friendly's Restaurant are a few other places to eat.
Entertainment for children includes Big Top Playland, Patriot Cinemas, and GameStop. Game Stop has video consoles for children to test their skills and spend a little time being entertained. The playland is for smaller children in need of entertainment. The playland has slides and other things to climb on.
Hanover Mall provides plenty of services for shoppers like wheelchairs, walkers, motorized scooters, and strollers for children. ATM's can be found throughout the mall and there is a lost and found. Birthday parties are also welcome at the playland.