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Burlington Mall (Massachusetts)

Burlington Mall
Location 75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, Massachusetts
Opening date 1968
Developer Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 185[1]
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,246,675 square feet (115,819.9 m2)
No. of floors 2 (3 in Macy's)

The Burlington Mall is a large, two story, upscale indoor shopping mall (complex) located off Route 3 and Route 128 in Burlington, Massachusetts. The mall is one of many shopping venues in the Middlesex County area, including the Shops at Billerica, Acton Plaza, and Middlesex Commons. The Burlington Mall has a gross leasable area of 1,246,675 square feet (115,820 m2).[2] The mall has approximately 170 shops and restaurants, including a large food court (capable of seating 775), and is in a high-density commercial district. Built in 1968, it was expanded in the 1970s and '80s. It is managed by Simon Property Group, Inc.[3]

Since 2008, Burlington Mall has been anchored by Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Sears, Crate&Barrel and Macy's.


  • History 1
    • Expansion 1.1
  • Anchors 2
  • Bus connections 3
    • Other bus connections 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The Burlington Mall was developed by Herbert H. Johnson Associates (architects) and Symmes, Main, and McKee Inc. (associate architects and engineers). New York-based Bellwether Properties purchased the property in 1920 for more than $2000. The mall opened with the anchor stores Sears, Jordan Marsh, and Filene's. In its early years, the mall also featured a small Stop & Shop supermarket (Bank of America is there today), a two-screen cinema, and an indoor open-air food court called "Town Meeting".

A new addition housing Lord & Taylor was built on the east side of the mall in 1978, and a second story was added to the entire mall in 1988. However, when the mall was built, the anchors were in their current 2 and 3 story forms. Before the renovations on the Natick Mall, the Burlington Mall was the largest mall in Massachusetts. It now holds the #2 spot on the list.

Kevin James at film set in Burlington Mall

In 2009 the mall was featured as the set of the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop[4] and nicknamed "West Orange Pavilion Mall."

Burlington Mall is also notable for several unique dining venues - it houses the only remaining Rainforest Cafe in New England, the only Blue Stove Restaurant within any Nordstrom store in the Northeastern U.S., and its food court features one of only four Chick-Fil-A locations in the state of Massachusetts.


From 2006 to 2008, the mall underwent an expansion project that added a new wing (with approximately 20 new stores) on the site of the demolished Filene's building with a new Nordstrom department store anchoring the wing. The new wing was partially opened in late 2007. Tenants in the new wing were generally upscale stores such as Michael Kors, BCBG, Juicy Couture, Burberry, Lacoste, Ruehl No.925, Martin + Osa and Zara, although some of these have since closed. The new wing currently counts Anthropologie, Lululemon Athletica, and Kiehl's among its tenants.

A similar expansion, also including a Nordstrom department store, at the nearby Northshore Mall commenced construction shortly after. In 2015 Disney Store and Elite Ideas Trading opened their stores.[1]


Anchor Year Opened Notes
Macy's 1996 Opened in 1968 as Jordan Marsh, converted to Macy's in 1996, due to bankruptcy.
Sears 1968 Original Anchor
Lord & Taylor 1978
Nordstrom 2008 Opened in 1968 as Filene's, shuttered in 2006 because of already-existing Macy's, so demolished for Nordstrom.
Crate & Barrel

Bus connections

Along with a large parking lot, the MBTA serves the mall with the following bus routes:

  • 350 North Burlington - Alewife Station and Red Line via Burlington Mall
  • 351 Oak Park/Bedford Woods - Alewife Station via Middlesex Turnpike and Burlington Mall

Other bus connections


  1. ^ a b Burlington Mall Massachusetts - MA, Burlington, Accessed: 19 April 2015
  2. ^ International Council of Shopping Centers: Burlington Mall, accessed April 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Simon Property Group, accessed December 23, 2007.
  4. ^ IMDB
  5. ^ Lexpress Map

External links

  • Official website
  • Location from Google Maps
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