Montgomery Mall (Pennsylvania)

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Montgomery Mall
Montgomery Mall PA 1st floor from JCPenney.JPG
First floor, looking from JCPenney
Location Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Coordinates 40°14′06″N 75°14′41″W / 40.2351°N 75.2448°W / 40.2351; -75.2448Coordinates: 40°14′06″N 75°14′41″W / 40.2351°N 75.2448°W / 40.2351; -75.2448
Address 230 Montgomery Mall North Wales, PA 19454
Opening date 1977[1]
Developer The Kravco Co.[2]
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group (60%)
No. of stores and services 116[1]
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,154,000 square feet (107,200 m2)[3]
No. of floors 2 (3 in certain anchors)
Parking Lighted Lot
Website http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=847

Montgomery Mall is a two-story shopping mall located in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania near North Wales. The mall, owned 60% by Simon Property Group, is located along Pennsylvania Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) at the intersection with Dekalb Pike, amidst other commercial development. It contains 116 stores and a food court.[1]

History[edit]

The Montgomery Mall was built in 1977 by The Kravco Company.[2][4] In 1986, Bamberger's became Macy's.[5] In 1995, the Wanamaker's store became Hecht's. Hecht's became Strawbridge's in 1997 after its parent company, May Department Stores, acquired the Strawbridge's chain.[6] Simon acquired the Montgomery Mall in 2003.[4]

Strawbridge's closed in 2006 as a result of Federated Department Stores acquiring May Department Stores, with Boscov's taking over the former store in 2007. The Boscov's store closed in October 2008 as part of their restructuring.[6] Dick's Sporting Goods was also added in 2008.[7] In November 2011, it was announced that a 126,000 sq ft (11,700 m2) Wegmans would replace the vacant Boscov's.[8][9] This store was planned to be the first Wegmans located in a shopping mall.[9] The former Boscov's store was demolished in the process of constructing the new Wegmans.[4] The Wegmans store opened on November 3, 2013.[10]

Current anchors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Montgomery Mall". Simon Property Group. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b Demick, Barbara (May 18, 1989). "Kravco And 6 Of Its Malls Sold To A Canadian Developer". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Montgomery Mall Fact Sheet". Simon Property Group. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  4. ^ a b c Panaritis, Maria (November 17, 2011). "Wegmans signs lease at Montgomery Mall". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; Bamberger's Shift". The New York Times. September 4, 1986. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Di Domizio, Tony (November 30, 2008). "Where have all the eagles gone?". The Reporter (Journal Register Company). Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Eatery, store win approval". PhillyBurbs.com. February 13, 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Van Allen, Peter (November 16, 2011). "Simon Property to welcome Wegmans at Phila.-area mall". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b DeBree, Crissa Shoemaker (November 17, 2011). "Wegmans' Montgomeryville store the chain's first at a mall". The Intelligencer. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Connor, Jennifer (November 3, 2013). "Montgomery Mall's Wegmans store opens big". The Reporter (Journal Register Company). Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

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