Oxford Valley Mall

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Oxford Valley Mall
Oxford Valley Mall 2nd floor from Macy's.JPG
Second floor, looking from Macy's
Location Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates 40°11′02″N 74°52′51″W / 40.1839°N 74.8807°W / 40.1839; -74.8807Coordinates: 40°11′02″N 74°52′51″W / 40.1839°N 74.8807°W / 40.1839; -74.8807
Opening date 1973[1]
Developer The Kravco Co.[2]
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group (65%)
No. of stores and services 150+[1]
No. of anchor tenants 3 (1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 1,334,000 square feet (123,900 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2
Parking Lighted Lot
Public transit access SEPTA bus: 14, 127, 128, 129
Website http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=848

The Oxford Valley Mall is a two-story shopping mall, managed and 65%-owned by the Simon Property Group, that is located next to the popular amusement park Sesame Place near Langhorne in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Its department stores are Sears, J.C. Penney, Macy's and H&M as a minor department store. There is a food court on the second floor, which was originally the second floor of a Woolworth store, as well as many retail stores featuring Spencer's, and a Dell Direct Store kiosk. As the surrounding area continues to grow, the mall is adding high-end stores such as Coach and Abercrombie and Fitch. An office building called One Oxford Valley is located next to the mall.[1]

History[edit]

The Oxford Valley Mall opened in 1973, developed by The Kravco Company.[2][3] In 1986, the Gimbels store was converted to Sterns after Allied Stores purchased seven Gimbels locations in the Philadelphia area.[4] The same year, Bamberger's became Macy's.[5] In 1989, Sears replaced Stern's after the latter closed several stores in the Philadelphia area.[6] The mall underwent a renovation in 1990.[3] In 1995, the Oxford Valley Mall opened its food court on the second floor, replacing what had been the second floor of a Woolworth store.[7][8] In addition, the mall replaced a spiral pedestrian ramp with an elevator and upgraded the air conditioning system.[8] The same year, Wanamakers was converted to Hecht's.[9] In 1997, Hecht's became Strawbridge's after its parent company, May Department Stores, acquired the Strawbridge's chain.[10][11] In 2006, the Strawbridge's store closed as a result of Federated Department Stores acquiring May Department Stores, with Boscov's taking over the former store.[12] The Boscov's store closed in 2008 as part of their restructuring.[13] On black Friday 2013 H&M opened as a minor department store.

Anchors[edit]

  • JCPenney - 226,336 sq ft (21,027.3 m2).
  • Macy's - 195,407 sq ft (18,153.9 m2).
  • Sears - 173,000 sq ft (16,100 m2).
  • H&M [minor anchor] - 22,000 sq ft (2,000 m2).

Former anchors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Oxford Valley Mall Fact Sheet" (PDF). Simon Property Group. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  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. ^ a b Row, Stephen C. (August 2, 1990). "Oxford Valley Mall Gets Touch-up". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Bivens, Terry (June 18, 1986). "Gimbels To Sell 7 Area Stores Deal Concluded With N.y. Firm". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; Bamberger's Shift". The New York Times. September 4, 1986. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ Demick, Barbara (April 16, 1989). "Sears Plans Oxford Valley Store". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ Inez Ward, Jennifer (August 28, 1995). "Food Is In Store For Ready-to-drop Shoppers At Oxford Valley Mall The Mall's New, Second-floor Food Court Is Home To Pick-me-ups Ranging From Pizza To Pretzels.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Sabatini, Richard V. (February 23, 1995). "Oxford Valley Mall Is Girding To Meet Future Rivals.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ Von Bergen, Jane M. (September 10, 1995). "He's Got Plans For Hecht's What Does Ceo Want? Production". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ Von Bergen, Jane M. (April 7, 1996). "Phila. Hurdle Remains For May The Company Has The Market. It Must Win Over The People.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ Dorazio, Jennifer (September 4, 1997). "At Malls, Shop Till You Drop At Shop After Shop After Shop". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  12. ^ Parmley, Suzette (February 7, 2006). "Boscov's to acquire 10 stores Five will be Strawbridge's, four in the area. The Reading retailer's is the first of the sales of 78 Federated properties.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Boscov’s closing sales start Saturday.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. August 15, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 

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