The mall was 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 and a 12-bay Food Court installed in existing store space. MALL AT NEW HAMPSHIRE now enveloped 930,000 leasable square feet and over one hundred and twenty stores and services.