The Mall at Rockingham Park, Salem

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The Mall at Rockingham Park is the largest shopping mall in the state of New Hampshire, with 1,024,171 square feet (95,148.6 m2) of floor space. The mall is located in the town of Salem, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Boston. The mall is adjacent to Interstate 93 and the former Rockingham Park race track in Salem, and was the state's third shopping mall to be built. The mall now hosts 144 stores, with Macy's, JCPenney, and Dick's Sporting Goods as anchors with two vacant anchors last occupied by Lord & Taylor and Sears. The mall is managed by Simon Property Group, which owns 28.2% of it. As of March 2015, the mall was Simon's highest grossing center, with annual sales of $2,105 per square foot.
Like the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, the Mall at Rockingham Park is located close to the Massachusetts state line and draws many customers from that state. New Hampshire has no sales tax on most goods. The success of the Mall at Rockingham Park, which opened in August 1991, caused the Methuen Mall across the line in Methuen, Massachusetts, to close in 1997; it was replaced with The Loop, a "big box"-style center. The Mall at Rockingham Park also caused the adjacent (and older) Rockingham Mall to convert into a "big box" center, as Salem could no longer support two shopping malls. In 2006, the mall's original Macy's store (formerly Jordan Marsh) was closed with all Filene's converting into Macy's.

In 2011, Lord & Taylor renovated and converted the former Macy's space, opening its only New Hampshire store in March 2012. In 2015, Dick's Sporting Goods took over Sears' second floor as part of a deal with the company. It was one of 235 properties spun off from Sears Holdings into Seritage Growth Properties in 2015. Dick's opened October 2015.

On August 22, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 46 stores nationwide. The store closed in November 2018. A new Cinemark Theatres complex opened in 2020 near the site of the old Sears Auto Center, which is separate from the rest of the mall.

On August 20, 2020, it was announced that Lord & Taylor would also be closing as part of a plan to close 24 stores nationwide. On August 27, 2020, it was announced that Lord & Taylor would be closing all remaining stores. The store closed on December 29, 2020.
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  • From a square-footage benchmark, The Mall at Rockingham Park is presently the largest mall in New Hampshire. It has 126 stores, shops, coffee shops, and restaurants. There is ample parking. Most...  more »
  • Good for walking in the am in the winter snow. Bertucci's is good for food. Macy's is great ! The food court is very good.  more »
  • An excellent place for shopping for apparels , I phone, house hold items etc . Has place for kids enjoyment as well as few food joints too .  more »
  • Would suggest using the map if you've never been here. I love going here. The food court has decent variety. And there are restaurants as well if you don't want fast food. There are nice stores inside for everyone. There has been stores that shut down recently, but they have been working to get more stores in. I'm excited to see what they are. My favorite stores include forever 21, Medusa's, Spencer's, Sephora. The bathrooms stay pretty clean. There should be one of the first floor and one on the second floor near the food court.
  • Need better signs to find your way around if you don't like to walk this would not be a good place for you. They have such a big variety of different shops you could spend a fortune here if your not careful. Prices are great no tax thank you New Hampshire.
  • LOVELY Mall, need a couple more maps. I know you won't be able to walk and see how many stores as possible but it really is a pain in the neck. Hahaha great visit I'm not a fan of any mall but that was not so bad went to Red Robin food was excellent bye-bye
  • I've been going to this mall for years. They haven't changed my opinion on it at all. They are very clean, have a lot of stores, and a lot of places to get some food. Even though i go to about 3 to 4 stores when i go to this mall i still love it because it's really clean and all the employees are really nice. Also it's nice that it's a two story mall and not a one because it makes it more exciting and it also gives you more time to kill and more stores to chose from. Their is a lot of parking so you can always find yourself a spot unless if it's during the Christmas holiday then I'd suggest staying away from the place. One down side about it is the prices but what are going to do about it it's a mall and mall's like to over price stuff.
  • Nice big mall with all of the major stores and a nice food court that is going to expand to make this mall even better. Despite coming here only once, I was able to take advantage of NH's no taxes to buy some pretty cool stuff from one of the stores. Overall, there are tons of parking as well as easy access off the highway once you're in NH.

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