Nittany Mall

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Nittany Mall
Location State College, PA United States
Coordinates 40.832353, -77.799851
Address 2901 East College Avenue,
State College, PA 16801
Opening date January 1968
Developer Crown American
Management Mason Asset Management
Owner Mason Asset Management
No. of stores and services 80+
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 532,160 square feet (49,439 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
Parking Lighted lot
Website ShopNittanyMall.com

Nittany Mall is an enclosed regional shopping mall in State College, Pennsylvania. It is located at the intersections of Route 150 and Route 26, one mile off the I-99 corridor. It is uniquely situated within four miles of the Pennsylvania State University, allowing the mall to attract both the area resident as well as young, affluent college students.

History[edit]

The Nittany Mall was developed by Crown American and officially opened in January 1968. The mall originally had just two anchors, Grants and Penn Traffic, and approximately 30 smaller stores.

Its first expansion in the early 1970s included the addition of a Sears store, which remains one of the anchors today, and over a dozen other smaller stores.[2] The Grants store later became Gee Bee, and then Value City before being torn down for the construction of a new Kaufmann's (now Macy's) department store. Penn Traffic became Hess's and is now occupied by The Bon-Ton. JCPenney, a fourth anchor, was added in 1990 and later replaced by Dunham's Sports. Today, the mall has over 532,000 square feet of retail space with more than 80 stores and services including four anchors.

Despite various proposals over the years for other enclosed shopping malls to be built in the area, the Nittany Mall remains the only one in the region. It is currently owned and managed by Mason Asset Management which acquired the mall from Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust in 2014.

Anchors[edit]

The mall's four current anchor stores account for nearly 60% of the total retail space.

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

  • JCPenney (1990-2015) - replaced by Dunham's Sports
  • Kaufmann's (1999-2006) - replaced by Macy's
  • Value City (1992-1997) - razed to make room for the new Kaufmann's
  • Hess's (1982-1994) - replaced by The Bon-Ton
  • Gee Bee (1976-1992) - replaced by Value City
  • Penn Traffic (1968-1982) - replaced by Hess's
  • Grants (1968-1976) - replaced by Gee Bee

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