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Kingston Collection
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Kingston Collection
Location Kingston, Massachusetts United States
Coordinates 41°58′34″N 70°42′47″W / 41.9762°N 70.7131°W / 41.9762; -70.7131
INDEPENDENCE MALL (MASSACHUSETTS) Latitude and Longitude:

41°58′34″N 70°42′47″W / 41.9762°N 70.7131°W / 41.9762; -70.7131
Opening date1989
Developer The Pyramid Companies
Management The Pyramid Companies
Owner The Pyramid Companies
No. of stores and services84
No. of anchor tenants5 (2 open, 3 vacant)
No. of floors1
ParkingFree, uncovered
Website kingstoncollection.com/

Kingston Collection is a one-story enclosed upscale shopping center located in the South Shore region of Massachusetts in the United States. The mall features over 100 stores and restaurants. [1] Anchor stores include Macy's and Target.

History

The Kingston Collection opened in 1989 in Kingston, MA. The opening brought a regional shopping center to the southern portion of Massachusetts' South Shore region, serving the Plymouth area. Previously, residents needed to drive to the Hanover Mall in Hanover, MA or the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, MA for shopping. The original anchors to the mall were Filene's, Filene's Basement, JCPenney, Sears, and Hoyts Cinema.

On December 5, 2011, construction began on a brand new, 58,000 square foot Regal Cinemas 14 complex, to replace the original, out-of-date Hoyts Cinema. On November 20, 2013, plans for a drastic renovation of the mall was announced, and would include changing the entire exterior facade, an interior face-lift (including tile work, new paint coatings, and renovated restrooms), plush soft seating areas with free Wifi, new stores and dining options, and a larger selection of stores overall. Other pieces of the project included the reopening of the basement (which had not been open to the public since 1998, and would also be extensively renovated), redevelopment of the center court and the former Best Buy (which closed in 2010), and the addition of a F-100 indoor racetrack, K1 Speed.

On November 11, 2014, the Kingston Collection was evacuated due to a Tier2 HazMat situation. [2] A witness in the food court said that she was getting a coffee and the lights went out, then the fire alarm went off. People also in the cinema were evacuated, with people describing the smell like pepper spray. Ambulances and police arrived at the scene, with two people being brought to the hospital. [3]

On October 23, 2014, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 77 stores nationwide. The store closed in January 2015. [4]

Location

The Kingston Collection is located off exit 8 of Route 3 in southern Kingston, Massachusetts (Smith Lane/Rocky Nook exit). Or US Route 44 (Cherry St./North Plymouth exit) Open Monday – Saturday 10AM – 9:30PM and Sunday 11AM – 6PM

References

  1. ^ https://www.kingstoncollection.com/press-release/pinz-coming-to-kingston-collection/
  2. ^ "Independence Mall evacuated for hazardous material situation". WHDH-TV. 11 November 2014. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Mall evacuated after strange odor prompts hazmat situation in Kingston". WCVB. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  4. ^ http://kingston.wickedlocal.com/article/20141030/news/141039932

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