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Apex Entertainment

21 Apex Drive


Sunday - Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm

Friday  - Saturday 11:20am-12:00am

Located just 1.5 miles from MAIA, the newly opened Alex Center is a massive shopping center with everything you need: a gym get in your workout, dozens of restaurants and stores, and an entertainment center with go karts, laser tag, bowling, rock climbing, an arcade, and more!

Solomon Pond Mall

604 Donald Lynch Blvd
Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM

Located only 3.5 miles away, Solomon Pond Mall is the closest mall to MAIA. It has over 100 stores, several department stores, multiple restaurants, a food court, and a movie theater.


423 Donald Lynch Boulevard
605 Boston Post Road
Monday-Saturday: 8:00AM-10:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM-9:00PM

Target is your one-stop-shop for everything you need at MAIA. There are two Targets in Marlborough, and both are within 10 miles of campus. At Target you can purchase snacks, clothing, cleaning supplies, bedroom essentials (bedding, lamps, hangers, etc.), and more. These stores also contain pharmacies.


193 Boston Post Road
Monday-Saturday: 7:00AM-10:00AM
Sunday: 7:00AM-9:00PM

Hannaford is a local grocery store within walking distance of MAIA. It is a great place to pick up food, toiletries, and laundry supplies. It is also where you can purchase medicine and pick up a prescription after a doctor’s visit. In addition, within the Hannaford Plaza you can find a gym, various eateries (such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, Panera Bread, and Japan One), an Office Max, and a Dollar Tree

Northborough Crossing

Shops Way, Northborough
Store Hours Vary

This new open-air shopping center less than eight miles away contains a variety of premium stores, including Wegmans, a deluxe grocery store, BJ’s Wholesale Club, T.J. Maxx, and Famous Footwear.

Natick Mall

1245 Worcester Street, Natick
Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM

Only 20 miles away, the Natick Mall is the largest mall in New England. It boasts over 200 stores and an assortment of premium restaurants. It is the premier shopping-dining destination in the surrounding area.

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

One Premium Outlets Boulevard, Wrentham
Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM-6:00PM

Even though Wrentham less than 30 minutes away, shopping at the outlets usually requires an entire day. With an overwhelming number of premium stores, such as Ugg, Coach, and Juicy Couture, Wrentham is the perfect place to find all your designer clothing and luxury goods at discount prices. You can also find a couple restaurants and a food court at the Outlets.

Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston
Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Located in the Back Bay (45 minutes from MAIA), the Prudential Center is Boston’s second tallest office building. The shopping section of the building, “Shops at the Prudential Center,” boasts over 75 stores, a food court, and several gourmet restaurants, such as the renowned Top of the Hub and Legal Sea Foods. One can also find additional stores and dining options located in the surrounding area.

Newbury Street

Newbury Street, Boston

One of the most popular shopping destinations in Boston, Newbury Street consists of eight blocks of salons, boutiques, and delicious dining options. From small independent shops to high-end fashion stores, this street offers something for everyone. It is also conveniently located one street over from the Prudential Center.

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