Lycoming Mall

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Lycoming Mall
Location Pennsdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Address 300 Lycoming Mall Circle Pennsdale, Pennsylvania 17756[1][2]
Opening date 1978[1][2]
Developer Crown American[3]
Owner Lycoming Mall Realty Holding (Kohan Retail Investment Group)[4][5][6]
No. of stores and services 80+[6]
No. of anchor tenants 5 (2 Vacant)[7][8][9]
Total retail floor area 834,600 sq. ft.[1][2]
Website Lycoming Mall

Lycoming Mall is a shopping mall located twelve miles east of Williamsport, Pennsylvania off Route 220 and I-180.[1][2] It is anchored by Bon-Ton, Burlington Coat Factory, and Sears. Other stores include Books-A-Million, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Old Navy.[1][7][10]

History 1978 - 2015[edit]

Plans for Lycoming Mall were announced in 1975, with 674,000 sq. ft. of space and Gee Bee, Hess's, and Sears as anchors.[3][11] Plans included an $4.7 million expansion in 1985 that added 115,800 sq. ft. and a Bon-Ton to the mall.[12] Value City would close in March 2008, with Burlington Coat Factory announced as its replacement in May.[13][14] Books-A-Million opened in November 2011, replacing a closed Borders.[15] The Gap and RadioShack closed in February 2015, with a Gap Factory store opening in the Lycoming Crossing Shopping Center, near Lycoming Mall.[16][17] Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust put Lycoming Mall up for sale in January 2015.[18]

Sale and Downturn 2016 - present[edit]

The mall was sold to Kohan Retail Investment Group for $26.35 million on March 22, 2016, who owns it under the name Lycoming Mall Realty Holding.[4][5][6] Macy's owns it's anchor store and closed in March 2017.[8][19][20] J. C. Penney closed at the mall on July 31, 2017.[9][21][22][23] Sears will close in January 2018.[24] Lycoming Mall's owners are appealing it's tax assessment of $44.89 million.[25][26]

Notoriety[edit]

The mall is noted for the 90-foot-high steel sculpture known as the Hadany Arch. It is named after Israel Hadany, who designed it in 1977.[n 1][7][27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some sources report as 100-foot-high.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Property Overview Lycoming Mall". PREIT. Archived from the original on March 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Lycoming Mall" (PDF). Smartlite USA. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Crown American Using 'Success Formula'". Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA. February 14, 1976. p. I-9. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Murray, Barbra (April 1, 2016). "PREIT Nears Finish Line with Sale of Four Non-Core Malls". Commercial Property Executive. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Adelman, Jacob (March 31, 2016). "PREIT trims four shopping malls from portfolio, in two sales worth $92.4M". Philly.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Reuther, Mike (April 20, 2016). "Lycoming Mall sells for more than $26M". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c Hayes, Greg (December 1, 2008). "Legacy Member - Mall has grown in its 30 years". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Michlowski, Bill (March 19, 2017). "Last Day for Macy's at Lycoming Mall". WNEP. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Papa, Kristina (July 27, 2017). "JCPenney at Lycoming Mall to Close Monday". WNEP. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Lycoming Mall Store Directory" (PDF). Lycoming Mall. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ "'Growing Always' Crown American Keynote". Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA. February 11, 1978. p. J-5. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "All Phases Of Crown American Operation Show Growth". Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA. February 9, 1985. p. E-6. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  13. ^ Eaton, Alissa (February 28, 2008). "Officials confirm Value City closing at mall". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  14. ^ Eaton, Alissa (May 8, 2008). "Burlington Coat Factory coming to Lycoming Mall". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  15. ^ Murphy, Alissa (November 13, 2011). "New store at mall to bring back books". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  16. ^ Strawser, Justin (January 6, 2015). "Two mall stores closing". The Daily Item. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  17. ^ Holmes, Philip A. (February 17, 2015). "Lycoming Mall changes". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  18. ^ Reuther, Mike (January 6, 2015). "Owner looking to sell Lycoming Mall". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  19. ^ Moore, Marcia (January 4, 2017). "Sears and Macy's preparing to leave the Greater Susquehanna Valley". The Daily Item. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  20. ^ Krize, Nikki (January 5, 2017). "Shoppers Concerned as Anchor Stores Close in Local Malls". WNEP. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  21. ^ Krize, Nikki (March 17, 2017). "Shoppers React to JCPenney Closing Stores in Our Area". WNEP. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  22. ^ Reuther, Mike (March 18, 2017). "Department store leaving region's malls". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  23. ^ "Department stores delay shutdowns". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. April 16, 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  24. ^ Hayes, Brittany (3 November 2017). "Four Sears and Kmart Stores in Our Area to Close". WNEP.com. Tribune Media Wire. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  25. ^ Crossley, Pat (November 20, 2017). "Lycoming Mall owners seek lower tax assessment". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  26. ^ "Retail trends taking toll on Lycoming Mall". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. November 30, 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  27. ^ Nussbaum, Paul (December 28, 1990). "150 Tons And Rusty - Just Your Basic Art". Philly.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 

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Coordinates: 41°14′26″N 76°49′36″W / 41.240577°N 76.82670°W / 41.240577; -76.82670