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What Improvements Could be Made at the Liberty Tree Mall?

Let us know - what changes could be made to improve the Liberty Tree Mall?

The always seems to be on the receiving end of feedback and suggestions - whether it wants it or not.

And in the past week, on the mall's Facebook page, the mall itself asked what new stores its Facebook fans want to see? And the mall asked what else it can do to make shoppers visits great.

One user, Becky Matthias, said the mall needs "more ACTUAL stores not the massage places or vendor stores that you see at fairs. And Patti Maguire said Mall Tots takes up too much space. Other said, simply, that they love the mall.

So let us know - what improvements could the Liberty Tree Mall make?

How often do you shop there? Why?

Why do you go there? What changes or addition could they make to make you go there more often?

Let us know in the comments.

PJ September 08, 2012 at 10:26 AM
I have to admit if it wasn't for the movie theater and the Little Shop of treasures I would barely ever go to the mall. I think the majority of the mall's problem stems from poor remodels that left the majority of it's anchor stores as virtual stand alone strip malls on each end of the mall. You can't access the mall itself from inside Target or Nordstrom Rack or anything beyond Kohl's or Best Buy. Not to mention the mall lost an entire hallway to the movie theater's emergency exits and Bed Bath and Beyond when it was there leaving nothing but a vast empty space between the mall center and Kohl's, you can't even put carts and kiosks in there because there's almost no foot traffic. It's easier to just drive to another entrance than walk all that way and then go back to your car, it would be better with stores in there because then at least you could shop the mall like you could back in the day, walking along looking at a variety of different stores instead of making each end of the mall the main destination. I remember a time when Liberty Tree was better than Northshore. I wish it was again.
PatriotsGirl September 08, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Mall tots takes up too much space....really? So the empty stores in the rest of the mall don't bother you at all?
robert beauvais September 08, 2012 at 01:30 PM
I agree with PJ. Also consider the fact the one of the first malls is no longer a mall; you have to go outside to get to the newer stores, upending the mall paradigm of having to go by other stores to get to the one you want. People will go to Pier 1, Best Buy, Target, Staples, and never set foot in the mall. Smaller businesses depend on that traffic to generate business and that doesn't happen anymore. The mall has become a store specific destination and is no longer a destination unto itself.
Pat September 08, 2012 at 02:05 PM
They need Anne and Hope Back!! You could get everything in that store at a reasonable price and that's what a lot of people want again…quick one stop shopping at a reasonable price!
Voice of Reason September 08, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I would LOVE to see Tuesday Morning fill the vacancy left by Bed Bath & Beyond.
Louis Glynos September 09, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Today i had to call the police on a family from the hotel across the street panhandling. I don"t remember ever seeing that at the mall while I was growing up. its very sad to see what my town that I grew up in going down the toilet. Am I the only one who remembers what Danvers used to be like before the hotels were filled with so called homeless people. obviously the town politicians forgot. and I remember that in the last election it was such A big deal to be born and raised in Danvers to be part of town politics. Well I hope I can open some eyes in this town and we can get back to taking care of our own towns people before we worry about other cities and towns people that we cant afford to do.
Tom Flannagan September 09, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Sorry, but I don't have the same opinion. We moved here because of the kind of town it is. We are all in this together. Classism has no place here.
Jennifer Johnson September 09, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Did they tell you they were from the hotel across the street? Did they provide proof of that? It's well known that hotel has homeless there, so it's easy for people to take advantage of the situation.
Peter Dumke September 09, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Growing up the mall was a safe place to go as a teen. Perhaps making it a destination by getting youth organizations such as Boys Club or YMCA to take space. They have those obstacle course facilities like the one in North Conway NH area maybe that could bring a profit. Something fun that would bring people inside the Mall instead of the fringes.
Dennis Bourgault September 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I agree with PJ -- all the stores should have Mall access. And, they should bring back the Liberty Tree in the center!
Jim Saunders April 01, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Find some way to get stores back on the side going down to Kohl's. Also, replace the sidewalks in the front of the mall from Dollar Tree all the way down to Pier 1 with a wide, closed-in heated walkway so people could walk and shop in comfort the full length of the mall. Maybe then they'd start shopping in the main mall again.

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