Montgomery Mall (Pennsylvania)

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Montgomery Mall
Montgomery Mall Pennsylvania first floor entrance near Sears.jpg
First floor entrance near Sears
Location Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Coordinates 40°14′06″N 75°14′41″W / 40.2351°N 75.2448°W / 40.2351; -75.2448Coordinates: 40°14′06″N 75°14′41″W / 40.2351°N 75.2448°W / 40.2351; -75.2448
Address 230 Montgomery Mall North Wales, PA 19454
Opening date 1977 (1977)[1]
Developer The Kravco Company[2]
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group (79.4%)[citation needed]
No. of stores and services 116[1]
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,103,000 square feet (102,500 m2)[3]
No. of floors 2
Parking Parking lot
Public transit access Bus transport SEPTA.svg SEPTA bus: 94, 96, 132
Website www.simon.com/mall/montgomery-mall

Montgomery Mall is a two-story shopping mall located in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania near North Wales. The mall, owned 60% by Simon Property Group, is located along Pennsylvania Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) at the intersection with U.S. Route 202 Business (Dekalb Pike), amidst other commercial development. It contains 116 stores and a food court.[1]

History[edit]

First floor, looking from JCPenney

The Montgomery Mall was built in 1977 by The Kravco Company.[2][4] In 1986, Bamberger's became Macy's.[5] In 1995, the Wanamaker's store became Hecht's. Hecht's became Strawbridge's in 1997 after its parent company, May Department Stores, acquired the Strawbridge's chain.[6] Simon acquired the Montgomery Mall in 2003.[4]

Strawbridge's closed in 2006 as a result of Federated Department Stores acquiring May Department Stores, with Boscov's taking over the former store in 2007. The Boscov's store closed in October 2008 as part of their restructuring.[6] Dick's Sporting Goods was also added in 2008.[7] In November 2011, it was announced that a 126,000 sq ft (11,700 m2) Wegmans would replace the vacant Boscov's.[8][9] This store was planned to be the first Wegmans located in a shopping mall.[9] The former Boscov's store was demolished in the process of constructing the new Wegmans.[4] The Wegmans store opened on November 3, 2013.[10]

The Montgomery Mall has recently gone under reconstruction. This renovation had a cost of $8 million and the main purpose was to redesign exterior and entrance, restrooms and upgrade lighting.[11]

Anchors[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

  • Boscov's - opened in 2007, closed in 2008 and later demolished and replaced with Wegmans in 2013
  • Strawbridge's - Opened in 1997, closed in 2006, converted to Boscov's in 2007
  • Hecht's - Opened in 1995 and converted to Strawbridge's in 1997
  • Bamberger's - Opened in 1977 and converted to Macy's in 1986
  • Wanamaker's - Opened in 1977 and converted to Hecht's in 1995

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Montgomery Mall". Simon Property Group. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  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. ^ "Montgomery Mall Fact Sheet" (PDF). Simon Property Group. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Panaritis, Maria (November 17, 2011). "Wegmans signs lease at Montgomery Mall". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; Bamberger's Shift". The New York Times. September 4, 1986. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Di Domizio, Tony (November 30, 2008). "Where have all the eagles gone?". The Reporter. Journal Register Company. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  7. ^ "Eatery, store win approval". PhillyBurbs.com. February 13, 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  8. ^ a b Van Allen, Peter (November 16, 2011). "Simon Property to welcome Wegmans at Phila.-area mall". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  9. ^ a b DeBree, Crissa Shoemaker (November 17, 2011). "Wegmans' Montgomeryville store the chain's first at a mall". The Intelligencer. Archived from the original on November 19, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  10. ^ a b Connor, Jennifer (November 3, 2013). "Montgomery Mall's Wegmans store opens big". The Reporter. Journal Register Company. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  11. ^ Montgomery Mall North Wales, Pennsylvania, Outlet Stores Malls. Retrieved: 1 March 2015

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