Logan Valley Mall
The main entrance of the Logan Valley Mall.
|Location||Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Address||5580 Goods Lane|
|Architect||Hunter, Campbell & Rea (Now Hayes Large)|
|No. of stores and services||90+|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||778,385 square feet (72,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||2|
|Parking||Garages and Lots|
Logan Valley Mall is a regional shopping mall in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, Old Navy, and Sears and features over 90 stores and services on two levels. It is owned and managed by PREIT.
Logan Valley Mall opened in November 1965 as an open-air shopping center with Sears, Weis Markets and a few small shops. In 1966, JCPenney (Penney's at the time) was constructed and the mall was enclosed for a grand opening on June 8, 1967. In 1979, another expansion was completed by Crown American with the construction of Hess's department store at the far end of the mall from Sears.
On December 16, 1994 a fire broke out and destroyed over half of the mall. A three-phase plan was immediately laid out. The first phase, beginning in 1995, started with a new store, Kaufmann's, which was added to the far end of the mall to replace Hess's. The already built, undamaged two-story portion of the mall was renovated, and these renovations included changeovers such as the branding of Wall To Wall Sound & Video to The Wall and temporary relocation of restaurants such as Wong's Wok. Another phase one project was the construction of a new two-story section to replace the portion damaged by the fire. Phase two consisted of opening a new three-story parking garage and a new eight-screen Carmike Cinema. Phase three was completed in 1997 and included the openings of a new larger JCPenney location closer to Sears. Following this opening, a new food court opened in the renovated second floor of the former JCPenney store, which allowed for more stores in the old two-story section.
- "Logan Valley Mall Fact Sheet" (PDF). PREIT. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
- "Photo: As New Sears Roebuck Store Opened". Altoona Mirror. November 3, 1965. p. 27.
- "Photo: Record Number of Groundbreakers at Sears". Altoona Mirror. April 29, 1965. p. 40.
- "Penney's Joins Mall". Altoona Mirror. January 7, 1966. p. 10.
- "Grand Opening". Altoona Mirror. June 7, 1967. p. 25.
- "AD". Altoona Mirror. September 12, 1979. p. 24.