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Westfield Connecticut Post, originally the Connecticut Post Shopping Center and later the Connecticut Post Mall, is a three-story shopping mall, located on the Boston Post Road ( Route 1) in Milford, Connecticut. It is currently owned and operated by The Westfield Group. It was built by Sol Atlas and opened in 1960, anchored by a Caldor discount department store and a Stop & Shop supermarket at opposite ends. In 1962, the sixth branch of the Alexander's department store chain opened. Initially, all the stores in the mall were on a single level and the mall was open air but it was enclosed in 1981. Today, there are over 215 stores and 5 major stores are Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, and Target.
The mall underwent a renovation in the late 1980s which added the Skyview Cafe food court, and losing an anchor store, Alexander's. The Mall strongly opposed the proposed rival New Haven Galleria mall at Long Wharf, filing over 15 lawsuits. A $118 million 480,000-square-foot (45,000 m 2) expansion project took place in 2005-2006, adding:
- an additional level of parking
- a 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m 2) third floor to Macy's
- a large extension to the building with a 55,000-square-foot (5,100 m 2) movie theater (Connecticut Post 14 Cinema de Lux, replacing the Milford Fourplex, previously located in an adjacent building), a new food court, and two more anchors, Dick's Sporting Goods and Target.
- Dick's Sporting Goods (part of former Caldor)
- JCPenney (155,000 sq ft.) (former Alexander's)
- Macy's (225,000 sq ft.) (originally G. Fox, later Filene's)
- Sears (194,000 sq ft.) (former Stop & Shop)
- Target (part of former Caldor)
- Alexander's (155,000 sq ft.)
- Filene's (225,000 sq ft.)
- G. Fox (225,000 sq ft.)
- Stop & Shop (194,000 sq ft.)