Westgate Mall (Pennsylvania)

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Westgate Mall
LocationBethlehem, PA
Coordinates40°38′32″N 75°24′09″W / 40.642231°N 75.40239°W / 40.642231; -75.40239
Address2285 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Opening date1973[1]
DeveloperHarold S. Campbell
ManagementWestgate Mall Management
OwnerCity View Capital[2]
No. of stores and services45
No. of anchor tenants3
Total retail floor area270,000 square feet (25,000 m2)
No. of floors2
ParkingParking lot with 1,600 spaces
Public transit accessBus transport LANTA bus: 105, 215
WebsiteWestgate Mall

Westgate Mall is an indoor community shopping mall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Lehigh Valley. It is located near US Route 22 on Schoenersville Road.

Stores[edit]

The mall is currently anchored by Weis Markets. Former anchors at the mall include Hess's, which was replaced by The Bon-Ton (now closed); George's IGA, which was replaced by King's Supermarket which was later remodeled and renamed Weis Markets; and J.J. Newberry, which is currently a Sky Zone trampoline park. The mall is mostly one level, but has a small second floor towards the south end of the mall.

History[edit]

Westgate Mall began as an outdoor strip mall in 1965 (southern end), but expanded into an enclosed mall in 1971 to compete with indoor malls in Whitehall Township. It now has at least ten empty stores, but it is an inexpensive place for essentials. Competition with the new 1/2 million square foot "Airport Center Mall" (anchored Target & Sam's Club) only 2.5 miles away has nearly killed Westgate. The only anchor department store was Bon-Ton, which closed in 2018 when the chain liquidated.

Harold S. Campbell opened the mall in 1973. On November 9, 2011, the Westgate Mall started a year-round farmers market called The Market at Westgate that runs on Wednesdays. It started with 15 vendors. The farmers market was closed one year later on October 31, 2012. In addition, a renovation is planned for the mall, which currently has many vacancies.[1]

In August 2015, it was announced that Westgate Mall would undergo extensive renovations. Parts of this renovation included an updated facade, the addition of Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and relocating some of the current tenants.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Olanoff, Lynn (October 17, 2011). "Westgate Mall in Bethlehem to host year-round farmers market". The Express-Times. Easton, PA. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2015/08/bethlehems_westgate_mall_getti.html
  3. ^ http://www.mcall.com/news/local/bethlehem/mc-bethlehem-westgate-mall-overhaul-20150811-story.html

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Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 75°24′12″W / 40.6419°N 75.4033°W / 40.6419; -75.4033