The mall was built in 1973 by Rubin Organization. Its original anchor stores were Bradlees, Gaudio's, Pathmark, and Wilmington Dry Goods. Gaudio's became J. C. Penney, Pathmark became Toys "R" Us, and Wilmington Dry Goods became Value City. Despite the addition of these anchor stores, the mall's occupancy declined in the 1990s. A mall-wide renovation at the end of the decade added Boscov's and expanded J. C. Penney while reconfiguring the main mall concourse. The former Bradlees was subdivided, and The Home Depot and Regal Cinemas were added on outparcels.