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Author Topic: The Shoppes at Buckland Hills (Formerly Buckland Hills Mall)  (Read 4020 times)
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dayville81
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« on: January 15, 2006, 10:15:50 PM »

Two-level mall opened in March 1990. It is anchored by Sears, JC Penney, Filene's, Dick's Clothing & Sporting Goods, and Barnes and Noble. It was the former home of D&L, Lord and Taylor, G. Fox, Sage Allen, and Steigers. Its sit-down restaurants include Ruby Tuesday's, Friendly's, Vinny T's of Boston, Hops (outside mall), and Red Robin (outside mall).
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006, 11:34:30 PM »

lord and taylor closed a year ago. the mall is 2 levels and two yeras ago the mall got barnes and noble. filene's home store replaced lord and taylor. filene's adn the home store will become macy's. the mall is 1 million square feet. the mall started the whole retail thing. the mall is in manchester connecticut of rt. 84.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006, 07:38:58 PM »

I heard an additional 2.5 million square feet of retail was added after the mall opened. They probably have everything in Manchester with Target, Lowe's, Borders, Office Max, DSW, Christmas Tree Shop, Bernie's, Bobs, Circuit City, Best Buy, Sleepy's, Party City, Sam's Club, Sports Authority, Home Depot, and CompUSA.
Many great restaurants there too like 99, Olive Garden, the restaurant with the talking moose. I know the Plaza at Burr Corners has been transformed. Used to have Caldor then Ames now it is an Outlet Marketplace helping the rest of the center.
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Marc82
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006, 06:00:41 AM »

A man was robbed of the PlayStation 3 he just bought at an electoncis retailer at the Buckland Hills Mall Friday. Police now have arrested 3 suspects.

Story from NBC 30:
http://www.nbc30.com/news/10347191/detail.html
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Marc82
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 08:08:37 PM »

I see from looking at the store directory on their website that McDonald's is gone and there's a Burger King there instead. When did this happen?
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 11:31:22 AM »

It was October 2003 when The Buckland Hills Mall became The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. That was with a more than $20 million renovation was completed. Funny Bone Comedy Club opened there in 2007. Market Grill replaced Hops. There is a Long Horn Steak House next door to Red Robin. Inside the mall there is a Panera and Bertucci's.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 12:46:20 PM »

It was October 2003 when The Buckland Hills Mall became The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. That was with a more than $20 million renovation was completed. Funny Bone Comedy Club opened there in 2007. Market Grill replaced Hops. There is a Long Horn Steak House next door to Red Robin. Inside the mall there is a Panera and Bertucci's.

Is Funny Bone still there??
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 01:13:32 PM »

Is Funny Bone still there??

Yes. In fact a local talk show on Channel 3 called Better Connecticut often has a comedian on their show on Friday before their performance at Funny Bone. Panera and Funny Bone are both part of the former D&L space. Several other store fronts are as well.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 08:09:31 PM »

This mall took a huge hit when Evergreen opened up across the street. When I lived in Manchester,  they had many vacant store fronts and many dollar stores. Nothing exciting about this mall, just depressing.
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ynkeesfn82
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2015, 08:02:00 AM »

A pipe burst in Sears damaging part of the store and flooding part of the mall.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/28166488/leak-causes-flooding-at-sears-in-manchester
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2015, 01:08:57 PM »

Yikes!  When I worked in the Parkway Center Mall, one year a sewage pipe
broke.  Just under our jewelry counter.  Christmas week!
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2015, 06:23:39 PM »

I thought Meriden was going down a bad path, but boy Buckland is sinking and sinking fast. Guess Build a Bear just recently closed shop here, last few years stores like Coach, Aldo, Torrid, Famous Footwear, Abercrombie, Stride Rite have closed. What replaces them if they do get replaced are pop up mom and pop stores or no name stores no one ever heard of.

Evergreen really killed this mall.
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2015, 07:16:52 PM »

I thought Meriden was going down a bad path, but boy Buckland is sinking and sinking fast. Guess Build a Bear just recently closed shop here, last few years stores like Coach, Aldo, Torrid, Famous Footwear, Abercrombie, Stride Rite have closed. What replaces them if they do get replaced are pop up mom and pop stores or no name stores no one ever heard of.

Evergreen really killed this mall.

Reminds me of Northland Center in Southfield, MI during the 2000's. It finally closed back in April.
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 06:19:41 AM »

I thought Meriden was going down a bad path

Westfield is doing a lot of remodeling and moving stores around in Meriden with the upcoming opening this fall of Boscov's. And they finally filled in that dead Macy's wing on the 2nd floor where CVS used to be. It's a new "super-sized" Forever 21 location.
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2015, 03:29:03 PM »

I thought Meriden was going down a bad path

Westfield is doing a lot of remodeling and moving stores around in Meriden with the upcoming opening this fall of Boscov's. And they finally filled in that dead Macy's wing on the 2nd floor where CVS used to be. It's a new "super-sized" Forever 21 location.

Boscov's is coming to Connecticut??
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ynkeesfn82
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2015, 03:37:16 PM »

Boscov's is coming to Connecticut??

Yes. In the old JC Penney at the Meriden Square Mall. They wanted to open at Brass Mill in Waterbury, but there wasn't any space available. Then they took a drive and found the old JC Penney at Meriden Square. They immediately talked to mall management.
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2015, 04:24:22 PM »

Boscov's is coming to Connecticut??

Yes. In the old JC Penney at the Meriden Square Mall. They wanted to open at Brass Mill in Waterbury, but there wasn't any space available. Then they took a drive and found the old JC Penney at Meriden Square. They immediately talked to mall management.

Nice... I wish they were a few regional department stores chains...I'd love to see if Macy's would sell the G. Fox name..
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 05:58:03 PM »

Took some photos yesterday, album.
Here's some select photos:
This Sears still uses the old logo from the 80's and early 90's.

Sears (Buckland Hills Mall) by JJBers, on Flickr

Buckland Hills Mall by JJBers, on Flickr

Macy's (Buckland Hills Mall) by JJBers, on Flickr

JCPenney (Buckland Hills Mall) by JJBers, on Flickr

Buckland Hills Mall by JJBers, on Flickr

Dick's (Buckland Hills Mall) by JJBers, on Flickr
This is truly some 80's mall architecture  

JCPenney (Buckland Hills Mall) by JJBers, on Flickr
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