The Mall at Chestnut Hill in Newton, Massachusetts is located at 199 Boylston Street. The mall was built during 1974 on the side of a hill giving it ground access to each floor. Bloomingdale's opened at the site in early 1973. In 1974 Filene's opened in the mall and later expanded to three floors as did the Bloomingdale's in the Mall at Chestnut Hill.
During 1998 the mall's developer C&R Realty gave a long term lease to S.R. Weiner & Associates. Rodamco North America N.V. got part of the lease in the mall and assumed management from S.R. Weiner during 2001. Simon Property Group gained an interest in the mall and the management when Rodamco broke up a few months later. The Mall at Chestnut Hill had the same anchors from 1980 until 2005.
The mall is open from 10 am until 9pm, Monday through Friday. On Saturday the mall is open from 10am until 8pm and from noon until 6pm on Sunday. The hours of the actual stores may vary and the mall observes different hours during the holidays. The mall itself and the individual stores should be contacted if you would like to confirm the hours of operation for either.
There are a number of amenities and services available at the Mall at Chestnut Hill that are all provided through the Simon Guest Services Desk on the mall's lower level in the center court. Transportation should be inquired about at customer service so should any items that you have lost or found. Parking at the mall is free at the street level and in the parking garage.
The Mall at Chestnut Hill also sales both Visa and American Express gift cards that can be purchased in increments of anywhere from twenty to five hundred dollars. These gift cards can be used in any of the stores in the mall or anywhere that accepts these types of credit cards. For the convenience of patrons there is an electronic version of the card that may be given and used online. There are also strollers available at no cost with a photo ID given as collateral. Wheel chairs can be gotten at no cost as well.
Those that wish to walk at The Mall at Chestnut Hill can do so as early as 7:30 in the morning. One mile can be walked by doing four and a half laps at the second level or five laps at level 1. There are also programs and events at the mall such as the fashion show that gives patrons a preview of the newest accessories, clothes and cosmetics. These fashion shows are on the weekends.
The Mall at Chestnut Hill offers the Santa Photo Experience during the holidays which allows you to choose between watching video messages from Santa, you also have the option helping Santa. The Kidgits Club is a club designed for kids to keep them entertained.
The Mall at Chestnut Hill in Newton, Massachusetts offers a number of choices, services and amenities to patrons making it one of the best places to stop if you are ever in the area.