Built in 1873, the McCallum’s Dry Goods store expanded twice through the Calvin Coolidge years to become the McCallum’s department store.
In 1975, Floyd Andrus, a local developer, purchased the historic department store out of bankruptcy and began a comprehensive renovation highlighting the original wood detailing.
In 1977, Brinkley and Gordon Thorne, together with their wives Mazie Cox and Annie Woodhull, purchased the building from Mr. Andrus, and renamed it Thornes Marketplace. In 1989, a parking facility was constructed behind the building connecting directly to Thornes by a skywalk.
In 2006, Thornes was purchased by a group of local real estate investors. The new ownership group has been working diligently on the execution of substantial building improvements to enhance the overall shopping experience at Thornes.
Today Thornes, under its familiar green awning, teems with traffic exploring the sights, sounds and smells of a contemporary bazaar. Locals and visitors alike are attracted to the vibrant colors and unique merchandise while helpful independent store owners enjoy being able to provide you with the highest quality service. Use our Northampton online travel route builder to add Thornes Marketplace and other attractions to your Northampton vacation plans.
Thornes Marketplace Reviews
This small mall has 3 stories with an elavator. There are lots of little and big stores there.There is a ice cream shop,gift shop with all kinds of stuff, book store, candy store, clothing store and..... more »
This marketplace offers so many different shops that provide a wide array of items to buy. From Captain Candy and their vintage candy selection to Cornucopia and their wide variety of Natural health.... more »
I am only familiar with Acme Supply which is a bargain place with many unusual and fun items. A little bit of everything here. Many more delightful looking shops which I was interested in exploring except for the stamina of my companion. There are stairs; not sure if there is in fact an elevator
Ate at Paul and Elizabeths as always was excellent. Wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Thornes market always offers new and unusual finds for me. Great place to wander around any day of the week.
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