Nanuet Mall Closes For Redevelopment

NANUET, NY (CBSNewYork) – For shoppers in Rockland County, today marks the official end of an era as the Nanuet Mall closed its doors for redevelopment.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

1,500 retail positions and more than 1,000 constructions are expected to be created.

Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack says what is to come is like a smaller Woodbury Common meets Main Street U.S.A.

It’s been a long, lingering death for the Nanuet Mall and town taxes have dried up along the way.

At last count, the mall was down to really a hair salon and a restaurant on the inside.

“Every tenant is out and they’re in there now actually starting the demolition,” Gromack told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane on Wednesday.

A health club and an upscale grocer could join the development.

Sear’s and Macy’s remain open as anchor tenants.

The plan is for the new shopping experience to be open to the public in the fall of 2013.

What are your memories of the Nanuet Mall? Share them in the comments section below!

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  1. Allison says:

    I have fond memories of the mall My hand prints in the cement when it was being built…. I worked in several stores and took my daughter there for her first photos and hair cuts… growing up down the road from what was the best Mall of our time was awesome… It will never be the same and I for one shopped there until the end I would rather go there then to that monstrosity in West Nyack any day!! sad to see it go =(

    1. robm says:

      PALISADES MALL IS BIG BUT NOT AS BIG AS MALL OF AMERICA. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS AREA PEOPLE ARE TOO LAZY TO WALK. I DO ALL FOUR FLOORS FROM TARGET ALL THE WAY TO MACYS. PROPLE OF ROCKLAND NEED YO GET WITH THE TIMES AND STOP LIVIVNG IN THE PAST.

  2. dan says:

    “The plan is for the new shopping experience to be open to the public in the fall of 2013.”

    “Shopping experience”? “SHOPPING EXPERIENCE”? What does that even mean? Ironically, I remember when they knocked down the Stark house, just across Middletown from the mall (in the late 70s I think), they posted a sign advertising “Rockland’s newest shopping experience” was coming. We got Ekizian carpets.Yeah, I can’t friggin’ wait for our spanking new “shopping expereince”.

  3. mtlny says:

    It’s about time something positive is coming out that mess of a mall. This is a long time coming, because there was no reason that this area couldn’t support 2 malls, White Plains and Paramus does. Route 59 can support this, traffic. The reason it hasn’t in the past was because it was never big (wide) enough. The reason the mall was great before was because it was the only game in town.

  4. robm says:

    I WANT TO SAY IF SIMON HAD KEPT UP THE MALL THE TWO MALLS COULD HAVE BEEN FINE. ITS NOT PALISADES MALLS FAULT FOR THE DEMISE OF THE MALL. MACYS NEVER UPDATED THEIR STORE AND CAUSED THE LOSS OF STERNS AND ABRAHAM AND STRAUS. SIMON KICKED BOSCOVS OUT.LEAKS ALL OVER THE MALL ,ESCALATORS ALWAYS BREAKING DOWN. IS THIS THE FAULT OF PALISADES MALL.IF THERE WASNT SUCH A FIGHT FOR 11 YEARS OVER PALISADES MALL IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER.WHAT DO PEOPLE WNT FROM THEM THEY HAVE LORD AND TAYLOR, ANN TAYLOR BANNA REPUBLIC, ARMANI EXCHANGE MACYS, JC PENNEY. UPSCALE IN NANUET GOOD LUCK PEOPLE WILL STILL GO TO PALISADES OR KOHLS.

  5. Scott says:

    A financial disaster before, a financial disaster certainly forthcoming. A few pockets will be lined along the way, and several types of fraud committed by both political officials and building contractors. Route 59 never has and never will, support the traffic that is a will be forthcoming. What made the mall great before, was the speed and ease which one could go in and out and get things done. That is over. The best bet was to build some nice condo’s and collect taxes that way. Not a good gromack. But as long as you make a few bucks that’s all that matters I guess.

    1. dan says:

      well said!

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