Hanover Crossing

Hanover Crossing is a retail area under redevelopment, with Macy's as the only anchor remaining open.

Hanover Crossing
LocationHanover, Massachusetts
Opening date1971
Closing dateJanuary 2020
OwnerPECO Real Estate Partners
No. of stores and services80
No. of anchor tenants6 (1 remaining)
Total retail floor area732,101 sq ft (68,014 m2)
No. of floors1

It is located on the site of the Hanover Mall, which was a one-story, enclosed shopping mall and soon to be a combined open-air retail, entertainment and lifestyle space and residential development in Hanover, Massachusetts. It had 80 shops and restaurants. The mall closed in January 2020 for redevelopment. Previous anchors include A.C. Moore, Almy's, Ames, Filene's, JCPenney, Jordan Marsh, Old Navy, Sears, Walmart, Woolworth, and Zayre.

The site is located off exit 32 (previously exit 13) of Route 3 in Hanover, Massachusetts.


Hanover Mall was built in 1971 and renovated in 1999.[1] Originally the mall anchors were Woolworth, Zayre and Almy's. Sears was later added to the mall. Almy's closed in 1987 and its space was filled by Filene's. Zayre became Ames after the chains merged in 1989. Jordan Marsh closed in 1996 shortly after it became Macy's and was then torn down to become a new wing which housed JCPenney. Filene's was expanded about this time. Old Navy replaced the food court which had not seen enough business to remain. In 2002, Ames closed and the space became Walmart in Fall 2004.[2] In January 2015, it was announced the JCPenney store was closing as part of a plan to close 39 underperforming stores nationwide.[3] After being vacant for nearly two years, the defunct JCPenney store has since been converted into the Hanover Mall Event Center, and is currently the venue for the SouthCoast Comic Con fan convention.[4] On September 5, 2019, it was announced that Sears would also be closing on December 15, 2019.[5] On October 5, 2019, it was announced that Walmart would be closing as well on October 25, 2019, as well as Old Navy, which left Macy's as the only anchor left.[6]

A new outdoor shopping center called Hanover Crossing which opened in 2022, would replace the mall which closed in January 2020 and was torn down in April 2020. As part of the project, a new Market Basket opened in the northern part of the construction area on March 11, 2022.[7]


  1. ^ "The Hanover Mall" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ Chittum, Ryan; Hudson, Kris (2006-11-22). "In a Turnabout, Malls Get a Lift From Wal-Mart". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660.
  3. ^ Strauss, Gary (January 8, 2015). "J.C. Penney, Macy's to shut stores, lay off scores". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "A (super) heroes' welcome at Hanover Mall Comic Con". Wicked Local Scituate. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  5. ^ McCready, Dan. "Hanover: Sears In Hanover Mall To Close".
  6. ^ Scheible, Sue. "Wal-Mart Hanover store preparing for Oct. 25 closing". The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA.
  7. ^ Adam, Diane. "Market Basket Opens New Store in Hanover, Mass". Winsight Grocery Business.

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Coordinates: 42°08′47″N 70°50′31″W / 42.1465°N 70.8420°W / 42.1465; -70.8420