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Location DB > United States > New York > Schenectady > The Mohawk Mall
The Mohawk Mall
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created by Schdysmostwanted on 4/12/2006 4:07 PM
last modified by Gremm_Paltakin on 9/25/2015 7:00 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Used to be a one of a kind hometown mall.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
 Physical Information
Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York
United States
Owner: no idea
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    • A one-of-a-kind Mall.
    • Opened October 5, 1970
    • 752,096 square feet
    • Cost a mere $25,000,000
    • Had 4,000 Parking Spaces

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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1970
    Closed: 2001
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    Mohawk Mall opened October 5 of 1970 with Montgomery Ward, Boston Store, J.M. Fields, and also featured Pantry Pride. The mall had a 2-screen Cinema with 350 seats per screen, which expanded over time. The theater was purchased by USA Cinemas in 1987, then by Loews in 1988.

    Eventually Pantry Pride closed and Price Chopper leased the space. JM Fields closed, and was replaced by Bradlees.

    In the early 1990's Media Play went in where the Boston Store was. Media Play sold books, music, movies, electronics, toys, snacks, some clothing, and video games. This diverse centralized product mix competed with many stores in the mall.

    Eventually Price Chopper closed, which was divided into smaller spaces, that Fay's Drugs and the Paper Cutter moved into. Fay's later became Eckerd, then left due to competition from the CVS in the mall. After this Paper Cutter closed, and Present Co. closed. Other tenants followed, as they vacated what became a dead spot in the mall. This pattern continued in different parts of the mall which was vacating.

    Montgomery Ward closed in 1996. By 1999, only the Cinema, Media Play, Marshalls, Gallery 44 and Rex remained. After the Cinema, Rex and Gallery 44 closed, the mall was demolished around Media Play and Marshalls while they remained opened. The photo is one I took in 1998 of the section of the mall that remained open. By 1999 the hallway past the Media Play sign was demolished and boarded up from the inside.

    The site is now a successful strip-mall called Mohawk Commons, with several big-box stores, such as Target, Lowes.
     Media Coverage
    Few times in the newspaper including me, when i was 5 was in the paper for a childrens fair there.
     Future Plans
    Was demolished in phases completely by 2003, site has since been reconstructed into a strip mall.
    We use to smoke pot behind it
    Wed, Jun 20th, 2007
    posted by MONSTER_OF_ROCK

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     Photo Galleries
    Click to view gallery 1
    Mon, Mar 30th, 1998
    posted by Gremm_Paltakin
    25 pictures
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    Mon, Mar 30th, 1998
    posted by Gremm_Paltakin
    25 pictures
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    During Decline ~ 1998
    Fri, May 1st, 1998
    posted by Gremm_Paltakin
    10 pictures
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    Historical Photos
    Sat, Oct 18th, 2008
    posted by Gremm_Paltakin
    4 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by 2Xplorations on 1/27/2018 2:07 PM.

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  • on Jan 27 18 at 14:07, 2Xplorations validated this location
  • on Jan 27 18 at 4:33, Gremm_Paltakin updated gallery 2
  • on Jan 27 18 at 4:32, Gremm_Paltakin updated gallery 1
  • on Jan 27 18 at 4:26, Gremm_Paltakin updated gallery 1998-03-30 2
  • on Jan 27 18 at 4:26, Gremm_Paltakin updated gallery 1998-03-30 1
  • on Sep 26 15 at 18:31, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Sep 25 15 at 19:00, Gremm_Paltakin changed the following: History
  • on Sep 25 15 at 18:56, Gremm_Paltakin changed the following: History
  • on May 1 15 at 21:09, Astro validated this location
  • on Apr 29 15 at 15:12, Gremm_Paltakin changed the following: History
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