Located in central Connecticut, Westfarms Mall serves the towns of Farmington and West Hartford. Westfarms Mall houses 160 stylish retailers and restaurants.
Opened in 1974, Westfarms Mall was originally anchored by J. C. Penney, G. Fox & Co., and Sage-Allen. The mall was unique and eye-catching with its lavish ceilings and waterfall-style fountains.
Like its sister mall, The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey, Westfarms Mall was a Taubman Company owned mall. Both had a shotgun style designer whereby could see from one end to the other.
In 1980, Westfarms Mall first expanded. Lord & Taylor moved from Bishop's Corner in West Hartford to the mall. In 1997, the mall expanded and was renovated. New England's first (and Connecticut's only) Nordstrom department store was opened. A new wing was added housing thirty-two new stores.
In 1993, The G. Fox store became part of Filene's division. In 1995, the former Sage-Allen's space became the Filene's Men's & Home store. Both locations are now rebranded Macy's.
From 1974 until 2002, the mall's center court featured waterfall-style fountains and a small stage area. A 2002 renovation removed all of the water display and gave the space a more open look with a Starbucks located in the center.
In early 2008, Westfarms Mall announced another renovation to the mall. The main entrance received a facelift. P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Brio Tuscan Grill were opened for dining-in. Both include outdoor summertime seating. Westfarms Mall brought in upscale stores like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Vera Bradley to replace departed stores like Timberland, L'Oréal & FYE.
Westfarms Mall is anchored by: J. C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's 2 locations and Nordstrom’s.