Walt Whitman Shops
Walt Whitman Shops (formerly known as Walt Whitman Mall) is a shopping mall located in South Huntington, New York, United States. The mall's main anchors include Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. The mall is owned and managed by Simon Property Group, one of the largest developers of shopping malls in the US.
The Walt Whitman statue in front of Walt Whitman Shops
|Location||Huntington Station, New York, US|
|Opening date||November 23, 1962|
|Owner||Simon Property Group|
|No. of stores and services||105|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||1,089,350 sq ft (101,204 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (Multiple in Anchors)|
|Public transit access|| Suffolk County Transit: S1, S23, S29, S54 |
Huntington Area Rapid Transit: H30, H40
Nassau Inter-County Express: n79
- November 13, 1984: A fire destroyed seven stores and damaged 25 others in the 76-store mall.
- May 16, 1991: In 1993 a McCrory's worker pleaded guilty to tossing a lit cigarette into a display of silk flowers set on a block of styrofoam, killing two of his coworkers aged 20 and 27.
- February 22, 2014: A carbon monoxide leak in a restaurant complex consisting of Legal Sea Foods, The Cheesecake Factory, and Panera Bread attached to the mall killed one person and sickened 28 others. All three restaurants were evacuated.
- "About Walt Whitman Shops". Simon Property Group. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "L.I. Mall Still Assessing Fire Losses". The New York Times. November 23, 1984. p. B2. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- Wasserman, Elizabeth (February 3, 1993). "Guilty Plea in Deadly Mall Fire Ex-guard set blaze at McCrory's". Newsday. p. 25. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "1 Dead, 28 Others Exposed to Carbon Monoxide at NY Mall". NBC News. February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-23.