South Mall

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This article is about the shopping mall in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For the government complex in Albany, New York, see Empire State Plaza. For the street in Cork, Ireland, see South Mall, Cork.
South Mall
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South Mall, view from south.
Location Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Address 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown, Pennsylvania
Opening date 1975[1]
Developer Crown American
Owner Nicholas Park Mall LLC
No. of stores and services 55
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 405,199 sq ft (37,600 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
Parking Parking lot
Public transit access Bus transport LANTA bus: 104, 210, 323
Website South Mall

The South Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the United States.

The mall is located on Lehigh Street, just south of Interstate 78 exit 57, near Allentown's southern border with Salisbury Township and Emmaus.

Originally the location of Hess's South, a satellite location of the Hess's downtown Allentown store, the center was expanded in 1975 into an enclosed shopping center although the anchor stores opened a year earlier.[2] The mall underwent renovation in 1992. Its current anchor store is Bon-Ton.

After the move of Gold's Gym up Lehigh Street from the mall, in August 2011 Ross Dress for Less signed a lease for 27,000 square feet of vacant space at that end.[3] The store opened on October 6, 2012. In June 2014, PREIT sold the mall to Nicholas Park Mall LLC for $23.6 million. They plan to renovate the mall.[4]




Former anchors[edit]

  • Hess's South (1974-1994, replaced by The Bon-Ton)
  • Jamesway (1986-1995, replaced by Stein Mart)
  • Steve & Barry's (2003-2009, replaced by Black Rose Antiques & Collectibles)
  • Phar-Mor (1991-2002, replaced by Steve & Barry's, replaced by Black Rose Antiques & Collectibles)
  • Rea & Derick (1974-1995, unused from 1991-1996 and then became part of Petco)
  • Weis Markets (1974-2003, split and replaced by multiple stores)
  • Black Rose Antiques & Collectibles (2009-2016)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "South Mall Fact Sheet" (PDF). PREIT. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  2. ^ Blumenau, Kurt (April 8, 2007). "Valley of the malls ** The region is in the midst of biggest burst of building since 1970s.". The Morning Call. pp. A.1 
  3. ^ "Ross Coming to South Mall". Salisbury Patch. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  4. ^ Kennedy, Sam (June 29, 2014). "South Mall's new owner revealed". The Morning Call. Allentown, PA. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 

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