Roosevelt Mall

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Roosevelt Mall
Roosevelt Mall near Macy's.jpg
Roosevelt Mall looking towards Macy's
LocationNortheast Philadelphia
Coordinates40°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 date1964
No. of stores and services55
No. of anchor tenants1
Total retail floor area562,269 square feet (52,236.5 m2)
No. of floors1 (3 in Macy's)
ParkingParking lot
Public transit accessBus transport SEPTA.svg SEPTA bus: 1, 14, 20, 50, 58, 70, 77, Boulevard Direct

Roosevelt Mall is a medium-sized outdoor shopping mall, located along Pennsylvania Route 73 (Cottman Avenue) between Bustleton Avenue west end and U.S. Route 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in the east end, or Rhawnhurst neighborhood, of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The mall has 55 stores and services. It is currently anchored by a large, three-level Macy's department store on its east end.[1] Since 2015, the mall has featured a flea market on Saturdays during the summer.[2]


Since opening in 1964, Roosevelt Mall anchors have included S. Klein, Wanamaker's, Hecht's, Strawbridge's, and Macy's. The original anchor, S. Klein, closed in 1975 due to financial problems of its owner, McCrory Stores.[3] it was replaced by Wanamaker's in 1976[4][3] and was converted to Hecht's in 1995 following May Department Stores' acquisition of the Wanamaker's chain. About a year later, Hecht's became Strawbridge's. During the Strawbridge's years, it had a bargain basement in which all furniture and goods were marked down by 80%. Following Federated Department Stores' acquisition of May Department Stores in 2005, Strawbridge's was rebranded as Macy's.[citation needed]

The mall is also home to one of Philadelphia's oldest and most notable cheesesteak restaurant chains, Jim's Steaks, which was founded in West Philadelphia in 1939 and also operates on South Street in Philadelphia.[5]

Great Northeast Plaza[edit]

Located directly across from Roosevelt Mall is Great Northeast Plaza, which was formerly anchored by Sears. Prior to Sears, it was anchored by Gimbels.[4]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ Pulsifer, Kevin. "Worth the Trip: Roosevelt Mall Flea Market Returns After 20+ Year Absence". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b Lisicky, Michael J. (2010). Wanamaker's: Meet Me at the Eagle. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9781596290082. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b Latarola, Louis M.; Latarola, Lynn-Carmela T. (2005). Lower Northeast Philadelphia. Arcadia Publishing. p. 115. ISBN 0738537489.
  5. ^ "Jim's Steaks". Retrieved December 9, 2011.