What is Arsenal Yards?

Arsenal Yards is the planned reinvention of the current Arsenal Project, an outdated enclosed mall in Watertown’s East End, into a dynamic all-in-one living, shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Intertwining the past with the present, Arsenal Yards is modern city life redefined for the 21st century, combining an urban vibe with the ease of a suburb through retail, residential, office, hotel, and entertainment offerings.


When will Arsenal Yards become a reality?

The project will be completed in phases over the course of a couple of years. We anticipate breaking ground to begin work in fall 2017, welcoming shoppers and diners in spring of 2019, and opening for residential living upon completion in 2020.  


Will The Arsenal Project be closing?

The mall will not be closing. The two original Arsenal buildings will remain open and operating, including Marshalls and the food court. Eventually these two buildings will be renovated. The middle section of the mall will be removed and replaced with a new building.


The list of stores remaining open during construction can be found here: https://arsenalyards.com/store-directory. The list will continue to be updated as changes occur.

What retailers will remain open?


It reflects the historic role played by the Watertown Arsenal and projects the scope of this grand expanse of the Arsenal area that once encompassed the mall, the Arsenal Park and the athenahealth campus as one large U.S. government property.

Why did you choose the name Arsenal Yards?


Opened as a mall in 1983, The Arsenal Project no longer serves the changing lifestyles and shopping & dining habits of today’s consumer. After many meetings with residents and community leaders, Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies worked to tailor the use and shape of this historic area into a desirable mix to positively impact the future of Watertown.

Why is The Arsenal Project changing?


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