Roosevelt Mall

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Roosevelt Mall
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Roosevelt Mall in 2006, looking towards Strawbridge's (now Macy's)
Location Northeast Philadelphia
Coordinates 40°02′48″N 75°03′24″W / 40.04667°N 75.05667°W / 40.04667; -75.05667Coordinates: 40°02′48″N 75°03′24″W / 40.04667°N 75.05667°W / 40.04667; -75.05667
Opening date 1964
Owner Vicinity Centres
No. of stores and services 55
No. of anchor tenants 1
Total retail floor area 562,269 square feet (52,236.5 m2)
No. of floors 1 (3 in Macy's)
Parking Parking lot
Public transit access Bus transport SEPTA bus: 1, 14, 20, 50, 58, 70, 77

Roosevelt Mall is a medium-sized outdoor shopping mall, located along Pennsylvania Route 73 (Cottman Avenue) between Bustleton Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard in the Castor Gardens neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The mall is owned and managed by Vicinity Centres and includes 55 stores and services. It is anchored by a large, three-level department store on its east end that currently houses Macy's.[1]


Since opening in 1964, Roosevelt Mall anchors have included S. Klein, Wanamaker's, Hecht's, Strawbridge's, and Macy's. When the mall anchor was Strawbridge's, it had a bargain basement in which all furniture and goods were marked down by 80%.

The mall is also home to a franchise of one of Philadelphia's oldest and most notable cheesesteak restaurants, Jim's Steaks, which was founded in West Philadelphia in 1939 and also operates on South Street in Philadelphia.[2]