The mall was substantially enlarged between 1996 and 1998. Filene's relocated to a new store nearly three times the size of the original. Sears was expanded by 26,400 square feet. A new J.C. Penney was also built. Inline store space was enlarged by some 172,000 square feet. MALL AT NEW HAMPSHIRE now enveloped 930,000 leasable square feet and over one hundred and twenty stores and services.