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One Last Black Friday at The Hanover Mall

By | 2019-12-04T14:22:41+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Media|

Black Friday was more of a trickle than a blitz at the Hanover Mall this week. "It's scary. When this mall opened up it was the greatest thing since sliced bread," said Steve McKay, of Plymouth, whose wife was one of several dozen shoppers inside Macy's. "Everything's a cycle. You have malls and then you

Amid Holiday Hoopla, Silent Nights for Hanover Mall

By | 2019-12-04T14:13:48+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Media|

The hollow sound of recorded music bounces off the bare storefronts of Hanover Mall as loudspeakers pump out All-4-One’s 1990s hit “I Swear.” For better or worse, till death do us part, I’ll love you with every beat of my heart. But there is almost no one around to hear the vow. On Black Friday,

Hanover Mall Donates Furnishings Ahead of Demolition

By | 2019-11-21T14:29:59+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Media|

Pieces of the Hanover Mall are going to school and nonprofit groups across the region as the shopping center prepares for demolition early in 2020. The mall will be replaced with a new mixed-use development named Hanover Crossing. “We’re trying to keep things out of the landfill and put them to good use,” said Lisa

Boston’s Retail Market Continues Move Toward Efficiency

By | 2019-11-21T14:31:05+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Media|

Both within and beyond the Route 128 loop, older retail space is being refreshed, rehabilitated and in some cases completely repurposed. As is the case across the country, this repositioning effort is occurring quite visibly among Class B malls in suburban locations. Many of these projects call for smaller retail footprints in lieu of flexible

Hanover Mall Developers Donating Old Furnishings

By | 2019-11-14T17:41:15+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Media|

The pale blue pergolas that line the hallways of the Hanover Mall won’t be torn down with the rest of the building next spring. And that’s not just out of nostalgia. The pergolas are being donated to The Cardinal Cushing Centers, a nearby school for children and adults with developmental and intellectual challenges. There, they’ll

As Malls Struggle Nationwide, Hanover’s Gets a Second Chance

By | 2019-11-05T19:54:10+00:00 November 5th, 2019|About Hanover Mall, Media|

For years, every Saturday evening in Susan Iocono’s family was the same. First came 4 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception in Weymouth, then dinner at York Steak House and, finally, a shopping trip to the Hanover Mall. Things were different back then, Iocono said. Church was how she met people. Dad still smoked. And going

Walmart at Hanover Mall to Close

By | 2019-11-05T19:50:04+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Walmart at Hanover Mall is scheduled to close Oct. 25 to make way for a new open-air retail and entertainment complex that developers hope to open in late 2021. PREP Property Group of Ohio bought the 77-acre mall property in 2016 with plans to demolish and replace the existing enclosed mall, which is where

Ten Pin Eatery Planned for Hanover Crossing

By | 2019-11-05T19:46:32+00:00 November 5th, 2019|About Hanover Mall, Media|

A bowling-themed restaurant and entertainment center is the third major tenant for the proposed Hanover Crossing complex. Ryan’s Ten Pin Eatery would occupy 31,790 square feet of the retail and entertainment center. The business would combine a bar and restaurant with bowling lanes and an arcade, laser tag, virtual reality, escape rooms, a golf simulator,

Update on Status of Hanover Crossing Project

By | 2019-07-22T20:51:28+00:00 July 17th, 2019|Media|

Plans for the Hanover Crossing development call for the demolition of the enclosed mall, built in 1971, and development of an open-air complex that would combine retail and entertainment businesses. The new development would have about 600,000 square feet of retail space, about 200,000 less than the present mall, Callahan said. Part of the plan