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From the Marshalls Mall to Bed Bath & Beyond

Address: 84 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA, 01702

Original Facility built: 1961

Construction Stage: 1996-1997

New Facility opening: 1997

Known stores in former: Marshalls, Hit or Miss, Big & Tall, Pewter Pot, Jaffe Bagel Board, Payless Shoe Source, Young Travel, Underground Camera, Bagel Nosh, Tagway Shoe, Tech Hi Fi

Current stores: Bed Bath & Beyond

Mall (Store) website: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com

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The Marshalls Mall wasn't really much of a mall. The site was first utilized to build a single store in 1961. In the early 1970s, this building was razed and a small mall was constructed in its place. The "mall" initially consisted of 4 or 5 stores surrounding an atrium, but the addition of a 44,100 sq. ft. Marshalls anchor in 1975 increased mall traffic significantly. For years, the mall remained in this configuration as the mall's smaller tenants came and left.

By the 1990s, the mall was becoming tired. The construction of the Natick Mall and Shoppers World would be fatal to the Marshalls Mall, which became even clearer when Marshalls chose to relocate to the then-new Shoppers World in 1995. However, the new malls were able to create a retail metropolis that extended to the surrounding plazas and eventually enabled the Marshalls Mall's vacancy to be filled and then some. In 1996, the entire mall, including the Marshalls anchor, was gutted and the entire mall was transformed into a Bed Bath & Beyond store. Bed Bath & Beyond opened in 1997. In 2006, Bed Bath & Beyond embarked on a store renovation.

My Pictures: Taken May 8, 2004

Bed Bath & Beyond, as seen across Rt. 9

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