Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Great Northern Mall

Continuing on with a look at the Syracuse malls, this post features the northernmost mall in the region. The Great Northern Mall opened in 1988 with Dey Brothers and Sibley's as original anchors. It is possible that both Sears and Hess served as original anchors, but I'm not 100% certain on that. Sears had relocated to the mall after closing the former location at the Penn-Can Mall. 

Dey Brothers became Chappels which would later become Bon Ton. Sibley's became Kaufman's followed by Macy's. Dick's Sporting Goods took over the old Hess location. Both Bon Ton and Macy's are now closed leaving just Sears and Dick's as anchors.

Bon Ton closed in 2006, while Macy's closed earlier this year.

The following pictures come from a March 2016 visit when the mall was in better shape. Many stores have closed since these pictures were taken.

We'll start with the exterior first followed by an interior tour which begins and ends at Sears.


Former Ruby Tuesday by the main entrance
Now closed Macy's

Former Bon Ton


Sears managed to get some minor updates to this store.





Now closed Aeropostale

Former Deb














Former Bon Ton








Former Ruby Tuesday













This concludes a look at the Great Northern Mall.