For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2022
Lisa Wray, 413-536-1441
HOLYOKE MALL TO WELCOME FIVE BELOW
–Construction has begun on a new 8,400 sf store targeting teens, tweens and beyond–
Holyoke, MA– Five Below, a fast growing value retailer targeting teens, tweens and beyond, has started construction on the upper level near JCPenney at Holyoke Mall.
Founded in 2002 in Wayne, PA by David Schlessinger and Tom Vellios, Five Below now has over 1,100 stores in 40 states with plans to open even more. They categorize their merchandise into eight Five Below worlds including Tech, Create, Play, Candy, Room, Style, Party, and New & Now, carrying brands like Spalding, Bluetooth, Lego, Marvel, Disney, and Squishmallows to name a few.
According to their website, Five Below touts itself as a store of unlimited possibilities where teens and tweens are free to “let go and have fun” in a scavenger hunt style shopping experience. Most items are priced between $1 and $5 but they also offer extreme value merchandise beyond $5.
“We’re excited to bring this successful and value-oriented retailer to the shopping center,” shared Lynn Gray, Holyoke Mall’s General Manager. “Holyoke Mall is always looking to bring new and unique shopping experiences into our retail mix.”
Five Below also has stores in Chicopee, West Springfield, and Westfield.
Construction on Five Below is targeted for completion in early summer of 2022.
About Five Below
Five Below is a leading high-growth value retailer for tweens, teens and beyond offering trend-right, high-quality products, with extreme $1-$5 value, plus some incredible finds that go beyond $5. We know life is way better when you’re free to “let go & have fun” in an amazing experience filled with unlimited possibilities, which makes it easy to say “YES!” to the newest, coolest stuff across 9 awesome Five Below worlds: Tech, Create, Play, Candy, Room, Style, Party, New & Now. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Five Below today has 1,100+ stores in 40 states, including several locations with a Localhost esports gaming facility. For more information, please visit www.fivebelow.com our app, or find Five Below on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook @FiveBelow.
About Holyoke Mall at Ingleside
Holyoke Mall is Western’s New England’s premiere shopping center located in Holyoke’s Ingleside neighborhood and conveniently located near the interchange of I-90 and I-91. Holyoke Mall was built in 1979 and later expanded in 1995- now spanning 1.6 million square feet. The three-level Mall is home to 150 shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and department stores including: Macy’s, Best Buy, Target, Round1 Bowling & Amusement, Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Altitude Trampoline Park, DSW, Forever 21, Loft, H&M, Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, 110 Grill, and more. For more information, visit www.holyokemall.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 16 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For nearly 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.