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Nanuet Mall To Close Its Doors Wed For Demo

Macy's and Sears will still be open via their respective exterior entrances

 

Simon plans to change the Nanuet Mall into The Shops at Nanuet, an open air Main Street concept. Beginning Feb. 1, the mall entrances will be closed for demolition.

“We’re trying to replicate a downtown experience … in a contained space,” said Tom Schneider, executive vice president of development for Simon. Read more about these changes in this detailing the October informational meeting.

The timeline for the Shops at Nanuet project begins with closing the entrances to the mall to begin interior demolition.

“Before we do anything, we have to barricade off the Sears building, the two entrances that connect the Sears building to the mall and likewise with Macy’s. All the other entrances will remain open as normal and will not be affected at all,” said Sam Fattah, vice president of project management for Simon Property. “So we start with hazardous materials, asbestos abatement. As we all know, these older buildings have quite a bit of that. We have some interior demolition to do as well because some of the asbestos get behind the interior finishes.”

There's already some visual signs of that as the has been closed off and .

After the interior demo finishes, Simon will begin chomping away at the building starting with Boscov’s and the parking garage. They hope to finish demolition by June to begin site work and construction on the Shops at Nanuet. The target open date is 2013 before the holiday season.

Simon Property put up notices on the doors of the Nanuet Mall informing the public of the closure:

Effective 2/1/2012, the Nanuet Mall will be closed to the public for redevelopment.

Sears and Macy's will remain open for business throughout our redevelopment. Please access these stores via their respective exterior entrances.

To get caught up on the Nanuet Mall's development, here are a few Patch articles:

 

Risa Hoag January 31, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I'll say it again, it is a waste of money to tear down a perfectly good building to build something we already have - Main Street. Simon should consider spending their money to beauty the outside of the mall, bring in high-end stores and fix up the real Main Street. Everyone will benefit. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE INSIDE OF THE NANUET MALL, IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE NICE!
Pat Hoffman January 31, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Where is the restaurant going?
J H January 31, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I sort of agree with you Risa...but then, it's a private company spending their own money, they can do what they want with it. Plus we don't know if there are hidden structural issues, etc. As long as we get some alternative to the other monstrosity we'll benefit in the end anyway!
Kim Tran (Editor) January 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM
The site plan shows that Banchetto Feast will move from inside the mall to a single-story stand-alone building on the outskirts of the property. It will be relocated at the north end of the site on Middletown Road with 72 parking spaces on 1.11 acres. On the map in this article, http://patch.com/A-pgqL it's the yellow building on the right side
Patrick Holt January 31, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Lotta memories there, not all pleasant ones, but lots of memories! Santa, the little movie theater that played all the disney flicks in the 1970s.....
F*** January 31, 2012 at 04:05 PM
What's the plan when Sears goes bust?
Lynn DeGeorge Savage January 31, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Maybe it's been awhile since you have been in the mall it was quite dilapidated..yes nice tile but the roof was leaking badly, the tiles were at one time nice, many cracks and broken ones....the stairs were wobbely and the escalators were in dire need of replacement! sometimes it's better to start from scratch and anew..we all have many memories there but structurally the building was not safe anymore.....change is good!
Karen February 01, 2012 at 02:14 AM
not to mention the wildlife living there! I am not talking about birds like at the Palisades. AND I am NOT a Palisades Center Lover!
Dawn Mackey Smith February 01, 2012 at 02:28 AM
The Nanuet Mall has been a smelly, falling apart mess since the Palisades Mall invaded Rockland. It has water leakage, HVAC, and roof problems. The deferred maintenance has left it more expensive to repair then to tear down. I hope this new shopping center is built properly, with the water problems addressed. I hope it adds value to the area.

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