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Two More Atrium Mall Stores Reportedly to Close [POLL]

Boston Business Journal says two childrens' stores are expected to join the exodus from the Atrium Mall.

Creatoyvity and Pottery Barn Kids will exit their spaces at the Atrium Mall within the next few weeks, reports Boston Business Journal.

Williams-Sonoma, Tiffany's and Borders are among the stores to have already moved out of the mall. BBJ says J. Crew and Ross-Simons are expected to move to the Chestnut Hill Mall in the spring.

But ; last year, Talbots shut its store in the Mall at Chestnut Hill across Route 9 from the Atrium Mall; and withdrew from the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center.

Both the Mall at Chestnut Hill and the Atrium Mall are properties of Simon Malls.

close by, with , among other shops. 

Share your thoughts in the poll and comments about why the Atrium Mall seems to be having such a hard time.

Wendy Schapiro January 05, 2012 at 09:21 PM
It's like a creeping sickness: as more stores close there, the less motivated I am to even bother entering their parking lot (which I actually prefer to the one in Natick). SO sad that the wonderful toy store is closing, though- hope they find a new home in Newton!
Karla Vallance January 05, 2012 at 09:40 PM
It does feel a little like the empty college dorm hall after everyone's left for Christmas vacation, but I like the stores there —Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, etc. I really hope they find the resurrection formula.
Melanie Graham (Editor) January 05, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I agree -- I feel as though every time I walk in that mall a different store is gone. That being said, I love that Anthropologie is there (closest one to me) and a few other stores. It's a It's such a beautiful space, I really hope something clicks and merchants start to make their way back into the mall.
Wendy Schapiro January 05, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Maybe the new shopping center down the way and the Wegman's will revitalize it. It's a long time to wait, but I can't imagine what ELSE would go into that space other than a mall, and they can't even begin to think about putting something else in until Chestnut Hill Square is all done and up and running.

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