Poughkeepsie Galleria
The Poughkeepsie Galleria is a shopping mall on U.S. 9 in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York, not far from Wappingers Falls, and is the biggest mall in New York's Hudson Valley region. The mall, which opened in 1987 after much controversy regarding its construction, has an area of 1,100,000-square-foot (102,000 m 2) with two floors and 250 shops and restaurants as well as an 16-screen stadium seating Regal Cinema theater. Adjacent to the mall was the South Hills Mall, previously the dominant retail center of Dutchess County. The steady decline of patronage to the South Hills Mall came mostly as a result of the Galleria's Construction. The mall is owned and managed by The Pyramid Companies, a group who also owns and manages regional sisters Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown, Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston, and the Palisades Center in West Nyack. It has adopted the Pyramid corporate "MB-18" teenage curfew policy on weekend evenings, a policy that began in September 2005.

Current anchor stores
  • Macy's (two-story location at north end of mall, formerly Filene's)
  • Sears (two-story location, opened 1991)
  • JCPenney (two-story location, last of original anchors)
  • Dick's Sporting Goods (upper-level location adjacent to food court, moved there in 2003 from lower level)
  • DSW Shoe Warehouse (lower level adjacent to cinemas, moved from a separate location in 2003)
  • Target (lower level at south end of mall, opened 2004 in spot previously occupied by Dick's and DSW)
  • H&M (two-story location adjacent to Target, Old Navy, and Best Buy, opened 2002)
  • Best Buy (upper level at south end of mall, opened 2000)
  • Old Navy (upper level at south end of mall, opened 2001)
  • Regal 16 Cinema (newly constructed stadium seating, also building addition)


Former anchor stores
  • Filene's (original store opened November 1987, closed early 1989 after chain was sold to May Department Stores, parent of G. Fox, became Montgomery Ward in 1991)
  • G. Fox/ Filene's (opened June 1987, renamed Filene's 1992, Macy's 2006)
  • Jordan Marsh (original anchor near the north end of the mall, space taken over in 1991 by Sears.)
  • Steinbach (left mid-1990s; non-abandoned space is currently occupied by Target.)
  • Lechmere (original anchor on upper level above Steinbach, closed 1997; space today is occupied by Old Navy, H&M, and Best Buy)
  • Montgomery Ward (two-story location adjacent to food court and cinemas opened 1991, closed 2001; non-abandoned space today is occupied by DSW (1st Fl.) and Dick's (2nd Fl.) and formally Krazy City (1st Fl.) which closed
  • Krazy City (Indoor theme park with arcades and restaurants)was recently closed for unknown reasons, lot where it was is still abandoned


Square footage
  • Best Buy (50,870 sq ft.)
  • Dick's Sporting Goods (55,000 sq ft.)
  • J.C. Penney (179,953 sq ft.)
  • Macy's (165,000 sq ft.)
  • Sears (145,000 sq ft.)
  • Target (126,000 sq ft.)


Parking garage collapse
On February 15, 2007, a 30-foot (9.1 m) by 50-foot (15 m) section of the top level of the parking garage in front of tenants Ruby Tuesday and Best Buy collapsed. The town and the mall blamed the snow and the snow removal company, saying that the snow was improperly concentrated in a small area causing the failure under heavy loads. The snow removal company claims their snow clearing practices have remained unchanged for years, and that the collapse was due to poor structural design. The New Hamburg Fire District responded and were the command authority at the scene. They were assisted by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, and Search and Rescue K-9's from the New York State Police. Sections of the parking deck were reopened on May 17, 2007, however public mistrust still plagues the structure. The 21-year-old parking garage has been visibly sagging under its own weight for years and was until the collapse known as a "fun ride" for local drivers with its "hills". In August 2007, the Poughkeepsie Galleria pleaded guilty for violating 302.3 of the New York State Maintenance Code, and was fined $1,000. An earlier civil complaint required the mall to pay $20,000 to the town to cover cleanup and response fees.