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« on: December 19, 2005, 12:39:57 PM »

West Farms mall is CT premeire shopping mall. It was built in the 1970's, i beleive 1972. It turned upscale in 1997, when Norstrom came in. It department stores are: Nordstrom, Lord-Taylor, Filinies, and jcpenny's. it also has 160 stores in it. i need to go take pics of this mall.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 01:50:34 PM »

I heard that KB toys closed!! and this was the first nordstrom in new england.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006, 10:06:29 PM »

This mall has a Rainforest Cafe.  It's a really neat restaurant with excellent atmosphere and a unique gift shop. It's near Filene's Main Store on the lower level. It tends to be quite busy so get there early so you dont have to wait. Plus they have unique drinks and an excellent bar/loungue area.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006, 09:20:14 AM »

Took a ride to my childhood mall after closing, Westfarms located between Farmington and West Hartford.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2006, 09:21:01 AM »

These structures have been inside the mall since it opened in the early 1970's. The mall has come a long way since then.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2006, 09:21:42 AM »

The Alphabet Tower
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2006, 09:23:09 AM »

The Lord & Taylor corridor. L&T has been here since the mall opened and has changed very little.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2006, 09:24:35 AM »

There used to be a fountain here. Around the later 1990s, the fountain was removed for a lobby-style seating area. The fountain was truly memorable, which is why I was disappointed when they removed it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2006, 09:25:09 AM »

Westfarms logo on an elevator.
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2006, 09:26:26 AM »

The Mall's west-wing infamous rolling ball structure! Like the Alphabet tower, this structure has been here since the mall opened. This Filene's in still there, now owned by Macy's and was once a G.Fox.
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2006, 09:28:02 AM »

The former Sage-Allen space was taken over by Filene's when they expanded their stores. Now, this store is owned by Macy's but still sports the "Filene's" logo. Before Macy's takeover, this was the Men's and Furniture store.
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2006, 09:30:16 AM »

One of Westfarms newer eating places, this mall never had anything of a food court (although one was rumored around the early 1990s/the Westfarms expansion project). This might've been home to the amazing A&W Restaurant in the early 1990s.
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2006, 07:46:53 PM »

I hate Westfarms. I always have. I'd much rather go to Meriden Square or Brass Mill.
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2006, 09:54:26 PM »

Best mall in Connecticut probably goes to Buckland Hills in Manchester or Danbury Fair in Danbury. I liked Westfarms before they expanded with the Nordstrom wing since it was the mall I grew up in. For years now I think of it as feeling too upscale. Meriden Square (as I remember it) I like to visit every month or so when I'm bored or have a day off (and feeling like galavanting). I don't like Brass Mill; it's a nice mall but nothing special surrounded by a lousy area which attracts too many unsavory people. I'd go the extra 25-30 minutes to get to Danbury.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2006, 10:24:45 PM »

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Best mall in Connecticut probably goes to Buckland Hills in Manchester or Danbury Fair in Danbury. I liked Westfarms before they expanded with the Nordstrom wing since it was the mall I grew up in. For years now I think of it as feeling too upscale. Meriden Square (as I remember it) I like to visit every month or so when I'm bored or have a day off (and feeling like galavanting). I don't like Brass Mill; it's a nice mall but nothing special surrounded by a lousy area which attracts too many unsavory people. I'd go the extra 25-30 minutes to get to Danbury. [/quote


Idd have to say out of all the malls ive been to the danbury is one of the best lioek many malls it expaned with macys and that wing in 1987 Lord & Taylor and that wing in 1991 and JC Penny and taht wing in 1988
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2006, 07:35:33 PM »

Speaking of the Danbury Fair Mall, the last time I went to the Danbury Mall - 98 or 99 the mall seemed to be partially dying. A lot of fly-by-night operations were operating in there. Has that changed? The only thing I liked about the mall was The Warner Brothers Studio Store and the WNET/Thirteen Store of Knowledge.

Although I like the fact that Buckland Hills added a Barnes & Noble, I liked the mall better before the remodel they did a couple years back.

And if you like books, you'll be happy to know that Barnes & Noble is opening at the Meriden Square this fall.
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Speaking of the Danbury Fair Mall, the last time I went to the Danbury Mall - 98 or 99 the mall seemed to be partially dying. A lot of fly-by-night operations were operating in there. Has that changed? The only thing I liked about the mall was The Warner Brothers Studio Store and the WNET/Thirteen Store of Knowledge.

Although I like the fact that Buckland Hills added a Barnes & Noble, I liked the mall better before the remodel they did a couple years back.

And if you like books, you'll be happy to know that Barnes & Noble is opening at the Meriden Square this fall.



teh danbury mall i s knowwere near dyeing r u kidding me and it never was even in 1998 1999 the only thing that has chaged is they adde d a few new stores and filene's closed
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007, 04:18:05 PM »

Even if you don't like shopping at Westfarms, this is by far the swankest mall in Connecticut architecturally. It's one of the few, famed Taubman malls built in the 1970's. Probably a junior compared to some of it's "Ridge" cousins Eastridge, Southridge, Northridge (none of which still owned by Taubman today).
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2007, 04:25:25 PM »

Funky ceilings!
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2007, 04:28:37 PM »

Center court, facing Macy's. The grooved ceilings are really the staple of design at Westfarms. The developers' objective, like its other malls, was to have shoppers see the opposite anchors of the mall from each end.
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2007, 04:29:30 PM »

Center court. Seating is where the once wonderful fountain and stage used to be. Now it's mostly occupied by aerial seating.
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2007, 04:31:14 PM »

Again, may the focal point be the ceilings and skylights here!
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2007, 04:32:50 PM »

Was originally G. Fox. The tiled facade is the same but they repainted it a dark blue years ago. It was once brownish-caramel (and rather aged looking).
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2007, 04:35:39 PM »

The infamous rolling ball has been here since 1974. They've removed a few "seating pits" once here over the years which now mainly exist around the Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom wings.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2007, 04:36:53 PM »

I used to think, when I was a kid, what might happen if this ball detached and rolled down! It's a groovy structure!
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2007, 04:37:55 PM »

Another view of the center court.
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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2007, 04:39:14 PM »

From the JCPenney wing you can see Macy's all the way on the other end!
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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2007, 04:44:07 PM »

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I used to think, when I was a kid, what might happen if this ball detached and rolled down!


Oh my god! I used to think the same thing!

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Come on man. Just becuase the stupid thing was built in the 70s doesn't mean you have to use 1970s era vocabulary. Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2007, 04:45:32 PM »

The Nordstrom wing was added in 1997. It's the only Nordstrom in the state of Connecticut.

Westfarms continues to be the classiest mall in Connecticut, trumping fellow Taubman mall (though equally impressive) Stamford Town Center.
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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2007, 09:18:22 AM »

reminds me of the holyoke mall at ingleside Wink
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