Roosevelt Mall

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Roosevelt Mall
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Roosevelt Mall in 2006, looking towards Strawbridge's (now Macy's)
Location Northeast Philadelphia
Coordinates 40°02′48″N 75°03′24″W / 40.04667°N 75.05667°W / 40.04667; -75.05667Coordinates: 40°02′48″N 75°03′24″W / 40.04667°N 75.05667°W / 40.04667; -75.05667
Opening date 1964
Owner Centro Properties Group
No. of stores and services 64[1]
No. of anchor tenants 1
Total retail floor area 562,269 square feet (52,236.5 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1 (3 in Macy's)
Parking Lighted Lot
Website Roosevelt Mall

Roosevelt Mall is a medium-sized outdoor shopping mall, located along PA 73 (Cottman Avenue) between Bustleton Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard in the Castor Gardens neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mall is owned and managed by Centro Properties Group and is anchored by a large, 3-level department store on its east end, that currently houses Macy's.[2] When the mall anchor was Strawbridge's, it had a bargain basement in which all furniture and goods were marked down by 80%. The mall is also home to a franchise of one of Philadelphia's oldest and most notable cheesesteak restaurants Jim's Steaks, which was founded in West Philadelphia in 1939 and also operates on South Street in Philadelphia.[3]

Sears operates a full-line department store across Bustleton Avenue from the mall in the Great Northeast Plaza.[4][5] Though not officially part of the mall, Sears also acts as a draw to the shopping center. The Sears store was once a Gimbels Department store, and then a Stern's Department store. Across from Sears, a new Target opened in 2009 in the Cottman & Bustleton Shopping Center, on the site of the former AMC Orleans 8 Theatres,[6] which had opened in 1963 as William Goldman's Orleans Theatre. The general area was also at one time home to a Lit Brothers department store, which later became a Clover, a discount department store operated by Strawbridge & Clothier, and a JCPenney department store in the Cottman & Castor Shopping Center, which is vacant as of December 2011.

In late 2011, a new Ross Dress For Less store opened in the mall.


  • Macy's (313,000 sq. ft. opened as S. Klein, became John Wanamaker, Hecht's (1995), Strawbridge's (1997) and Macy's (2006).)