The Mall at Steamtown
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Mall atrium during The Office convention, October 2007
|Location||Scranton, PA, USA|
|Address||300 Lackawanna Avenue Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503|
|Management||Prizm Asset Management Company|
|No. of stores and services||88|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||565,000 sq. ft.|
|No. of floors||2 (3 in Boscov's)|
|Website||The Mall at Steamtown|
The Mall at Steamtown is a shopping center and the commercial centerpiece of Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It features nearly one hundred retail and specialty stores. The Mall at Steamtown was conceived in the mid-1980s as the keystone of downtown revitalization, though the project was not completed until 1993. Its opening in 1993 was nationally televised on CNN and attended by then-Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey, Sr., who was instrumental in securing funding for and initiating development of the mall. The mall is built on approximately half of the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad yard that was abandoned by Conrail in the late 1970s. The mall is two levels with a food court overlooking Steamtown National Historic Site on the second floor. The anchor stores are Boscov's and The Bon-Ton. The mall is located on Lackawanna Avenue in the heart of downtown Scranton, and includes a parking garage adjacent to Boscov's.
The Bon Ton announced it will close its store on January 31, 2014 
Popular culture references
The Mall at Steamtown has been featured a few times on NBC's The Office, as a place where Stanley's daughter spends all of his money, home of the coffeehouse "Jitters", and where Michael takes the women out for a day of shopping. The season 3 episode "Women's Appreciation" is the first time the mall is actually seen. Michael takes Pam, Karen, Angela, Kelly, Phyllis, and Meredith to the mall to show them his appreciation. The mall is also seen in the Season 7 episode "Counseling". Dwight is trying to protest it due to the lack of courtesy service, though it was the result of a misunderstanding involving beet juice covering Dwight's hands and arms that an employee had mistaken for blood.
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- "Boscov's Scranton". Boscovs.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- Shapley, Dan (July 16, 2007). "The Death Of The American Mall (But Not Suburban Shopping)". thedailygreen.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013.