Sears was an anchor of the Mall at Whitney Field when it was Searstown Mall. The original The Mall at Whitney Field in Leominister, MA is located at 100 Commercial Boulevard. The mall's customer service center is in front of Macy's and can give assistance and information to customers. All entrances at the mall have curb ramps and reserved handicapped parking. The entrances for Sears, Chuck E. Cheese and the food court all have automatic doors to make getting around the mall easier for those with disabilities.
The Mall at Whitney Field also provides wheelchairs and strollers at no charge from its customer service center. The food court has drop off points for USPS, FedEX and UPS. The entrances of JC Penney and Panera Bread both have public restrooms. CVS and the food court both have an ATM for the convenience of shoppers.
The Mall at Whitney Field is just off of route 2 in Massachusetts, approximately forty-five miles to the northwest of Boston. It is North-Central Massachusetts only major enclosed shopping center; it is also one of Massachusetts oldest malls. It was originally opened as the Searstown Mall in 1967. In 2004 it was renamed and underwent an extensive renovation.
Anchors also included Bradlees and Sage-Allen although the layout of the mall was different than it is today. The southern end of the mall at Whitney Field was expanded and a JC Penney added to the facility during the end of the 1980's. Service Merchandise replaced the Sage-Allen at the end of the T when it closed during the early part of the 1990's.
The Mall at Whitney field gained a Toys R Us that only has an outside entrance but is attached to them mall outside of Bradlees during the early 1990's as well. Service Merchandise closed during 1999 and during 2000 it was replaced with Circuit City. At the same time a good portion of the wing was converted into an Old Navy. Both stores have entrances only on the outside.
Toys R Us became a standalone store after the Bradlees building was demolished after it closed during 2001. An outdoor entrance to the mall was made out of the mall entrance formerly at the Bradlees' location. Macy's which was once Filene's built a two level store at what was once an outdoor entrance to the mall. The mall was repainted along with having other renovations done during 2004.
It was after the renovations in 2004 that the Searstown Mall was renamed to the Mall at Whitney Field. This was probably to attract shoppers from the suburbs around I-495 in addition to those in Fitchburg and Leominster.
The history behind the Mall at Whitney Field makes it interesting before you ever get there. With all of the services and amenities offered by the mall it's worth taking a trip to if you are ever in Leominister, Massachusetts or the surrounding area. The Mall at Whitney Field should be contacted directly to obtain the hours of operation, amenities and services provided at the facility.