Lehigh Valley Mall

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Lehigh Valley Mall
Lehigh Valley Mall lifestyle center entrance.jpg
Entrance to Lehigh Valley Mall from lifestyle center
LocationWhitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 40°37′52″N 75°28′48″W / 40.631°N 75.48°W / 40.631; -75.48
Address250 Lehigh Valley Mall
Opening dateOctober 1976
DeveloperThe Kravco Co.[1]
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group (50%)
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (50%)
No. of stores and services146
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,166,990 square feet (108,417 m2)[2]
No. of floors2
ParkingParking lot with 5,875 spaces
Public transit accessBus transport LANTA bus: 104, 105, 210, 321, 602
Bus transport CCCT bus: Lynx 1
Websitewww.simon.com/mall/lehigh-valley-mall

The Lehigh Valley Mall is an enclosed super-regional shopping mall located in the community of Fullerton in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is the largest shopping mall in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.[3] The anchor stores are JCPenney, Barnes & Noble, Macy's, and Boscov's. The mall also has a Dave & Buster's restaurant/video arcade.[2]

Background[edit]

The largest shopping mall in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley region, the Lehigh Valley Mall is located north of Allentown, on MacArthur Road between U.S. Route 22 and Grape Street.[3] The Lehigh Valley Mall is anchored by Boscov's (formerly Wanamaker's, Hecht's and Strawbridge's), JCPenney, and Macy's (formerly Bamberger's). The mall also has a Dave & Buster's restaurant/video arcade.[2]

Originally opened in 1976, the mall was purchased by Simon Property Group in 2003 when it acquired The Kravco Company. Although a majority stake in the mall has since been sold to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, Simon continues to manage the mall.[3]

In 1995, the mall went under its first major renovation. The spiral ramp connecting the two levels was removed to make way for a glass elevator, fountains were removed, and renovations to the mall's interior and exterior appearance were made. A 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2) lifestyle center addition was added in October 2007, housing such stores as Apple, Coach, Sephora and Barnes & Noble.[3]

There is an additional outdoor strip center called the Lehigh Valley Convenience Center on the east side of the lot. It has 87,280 square feet (8,109 m2). Restaurants are located inside the mall and along its beltway road.

On July 1, 2019, Dave & Buster's announced it would open a location at Lehigh Valley Mall, the location is scheduled to open in 2020.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demick, Barbara (May 18, 1989). "Kravco And 6 Of Its Malls Sold To A Canadian Developer". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Lehigh Valley Mall Fact Sheet" (PDF). Simon Property Group. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Blumenau, Kurt (May 20, 2007), "A makeover at the mall ** Stores are coming and going at the Lehigh Valley Mall, where an expansion also is being built.", The Morning Call, pp. D.1
  4. ^ lehighvalleylive.com, Pamela Sroka-Holzmann | For (2020-02-04). "There are at least 6 vacancies at Lehigh Valley Mall. 1 is being replaced by something 'lush.'". lehighvalleylive. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  5. ^ Harris, Jon. "Dave & Buster's expected to open in mid-2020 at Lehigh Valley Mall". mcall.com. Retrieved 2020-02-13.

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