Montgomery Mall (Pennsylvania) facts for kids
First floor entrance near former Sears
|Location||Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Address||230 Montgomery Mall North Wales, PA 19454|
|Developer||The Kravco Company|
|Management||Simon Property Group|
|Owner||Simon Property Group (79.4%)|
|No. of stores and services||105|
|No. of anchor tenants||5 (4 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,102,755 square feet (102,449.3 m2)|
|No. of floors||2 (1 in Dick's Sporting Goods and Wegmans)|
Montgomery Mall is a two-story shopping mall located in the community of Montgomeryville in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania near the borough of North Wales. The mall, owned 79.4% by Simon Property Group, is located along Pennsylvania Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) at the intersection with U.S. Route 202 Business (Dekalb Pike), amidst other commercial development. It contains 105 stores and eateries.
The Montgomery Mall was built in 1977 by The Kravco Company. In 1986, Bamberger's became Macy's. In 1995, the Wanamaker's store became Hecht's. Hecht's became Strawbridge's in 1997 after its parent company, May Department Stores, acquired the Strawbridge's chain. Simon acquired the Montgomery Mall in 2003.
Strawbridge's closed in 2006 as a result of Federated Department Stores acquiring May Department Stores, with Boscov's taking over the former store in 2007. The Boscov's store closed in October 2008 as part of their restructuring. Dick's Sporting Goods was also added in 2008. In November 2011, it was announced that a 126,000 sq ft (11,700 m2) Wegmans would replace the vacant Boscov's. This store was planned to be the first Wegmans located in a shopping mall. The former Boscov's store was demolished in the process of constructing the new Wegmans. The Wegmans store opened on November 3, 2013.
The Montgomery Mall has recently gone under reconstruction. This renovation had a cost of $8 million and the main purpose was to redesign exterior and entrance, restrooms and upgrade lighting.
On November 7, 2019, it was announced that the Sears store at Montgomery Mall would close as part of a plan to close 96 stores nationwide. Liquidation sales began on December 2, 2019. The store closed in February 2020.
- Dick's Sporting Goods - Opened in 2008
- JCPenney - Opened in 1977
- Macy's 220,000 sq ft (20,000 m2) - Opened in 1986
- Wegmans 126,000 sq ft (11,700 m2) - Opened in 2013
- Boscov's - opened in 2007, closed in 2008 and later demolished and replaced with Wegmans in 2013
- Strawbridge's - Opened in 1997, closed in 2006, converted to Boscov's in 2007
- Hecht's - Opened in 1995 and converted to Strawbridge's in 1997
- Bamberger's - Opened in 1977 and converted to Macy's in 1986
- Wanamaker's - Opened in 1977 and converted to Hecht's in 1995
- Tweeter - Junior anchor, closed in 2008
- Sears - Opened in 1977, closed in 2020
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