Concord Shopping and Districts
(Concord, New Hampshire - NH, USA)
Downtown Concord has enjoyed much attention and revitalization in recent years, and the shopping scene here has never been better. And with no sales tax in the whole of New Hampshire, you can expect your money to go just that little bit further than in other US states.
Many local stores stand side by side attractive period buildings, gourmet eateries, bars and attractions in this part of the city. Some of the most interesting independent shops are tucked away down narrow alleyways, just off the main streets .
If mall shopping is more your thing, then Concord has a couple of solid offerings. The centrally located Capitol Shopping Center resides on Storrs Street, just off North Main Street, while the Steeplegate Mall is to be found on the northeastern outskirts of the city, on Loudon Road.
Where to Shop
In downtown Concord, North Main Street (also known as the Franklin Pierce Highway) is the place to come for the best shopping options. The stores here include everything from fashion boutiques and jewelers, to hobby shops, thrift stores, shoe shops, bookstores and pharmacies.
Of course, if you are walking along Main Street and looking for retail opportunities on a big scale in downtown Concord, then it would certainly make a lot of sense to turn off at Pleasant Street and head into the Capitol Shopping Center, an open-air mall created in the 1960s.
The principal adjoining stores based here include the Burlington Coat Factory, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts, and Payless Shoes. Worth noting, this mall can get extremely busy at the weekend since it is so easy to reach, being just off exit 14 on Interstate I-93 (the Frederick E. Everett Turnpike), although there are plenty of adjacent parking spaces.
Considerably larger, although less central, is the Steeplegate Mall, which opened in Concord at the beginning of the 1990s and is a traditional indoor shopping mall with roughly 70 different stores and eateries. The principal anchor stores based here include Bon-Ton, JC Penny, Old Navy and also the Sears department store, while other familiar names include American Eagle Outfitters, Claire's, GameStop, Sunglass Hut and Victoria's Secret.
Shoppers in Concord can come to the Steeplegate Mall seven days a week, with most of the stores opening between the hours of 10:00 and 21:00 Monday to Saturday, and from 12:00 to 18:00 on Sundays. If you are shopping for groceries, then simply head up Loudon Road to the nearby Walmart Supercenter, which opens Monday to Sunday, from 06:00 until as late as midnight.