The city of Fall River, Massachusetts can be found in Bristol County approximately forty-six miles away from Boston and sixteen miles from Providence, Rhode Island. The town which began as a small Plymouth Colony back in 1620 is best known for being the home of the infamous Lizzie Bordon. A little known fact is that it is also the home of the New Harbour Mall in addition to having its government center housed over an interstate highway.
The New Harbour Mall is an enclosed mall that can be found in Fall River, Massachusetts that was opened during 1970. It is the only mall in the United States that has competitors as anchors in the form of both Wal-Mart and Kmart. The mall is located at 372 William S Canning Boulevard, the management office for the mall is also found in Fall River.
The original anchor stores were Grant City which is W.T. Grant's discount division, and Bradlees. The Grant City Chain of Bradlees closed during 1976 and Kmart was put in to replace it. Skylights, canopies, a new entrance added and common areas of the mall redesigned during 1993.
The offices for the Sovereign Bank are also located in the New Harbour Mall. The mall has Fall River's only active movie theatre the Cinema Treasures. The cinema which was located in the mall for decades prior to its closing in September of 2002 had eight screens.
The mall is situated on the Massachusetts and Rhode Island line in the southern portion of Fall River which is an old mill town. Bradlees is another anchor of the mall which was once just the Harbour Mall. New Harbour Mall is the only mall in the Fall River area. During the first part of the 1990's the management had the exterior repainted pink and green pastel colors and did renovations to its interior. It was during this time that the name of the mall was changed from the Harbour Mall to the New Harbour Mall.
The mall has managed to maintain study occupancy and keep the majority of its patrons intact since this change was made. The Bradless chain folded leaving the most popular and largest anchor store vacant during the first part of 2001. Wal-mart opened in its place during 2002 giving it the distinction of having two rival stores as anchors, both of which are still there today.
The New Harbour mall is still open at 372 William S Canning Boulevard in Fall River, Massachusetts and remains the town's only mall. If you are ever in the area you should be sure to stop by the New Harbour Mall while you're not busy enjoying the vast amount of history that the Fall River area of Massachusetts has to offer.
New Harbour Mall in Fall River, Massachusetts should be contacted directly for the hours of operation and services available at the mall. The stores in the mall may have hours that vary from that of the mall itself and should be contacted directly to make sure of their operating hours.