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Neshaminy Mall

Neshaminy Mall
Location Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Opening date 1968
Developer The Korman Company and Strouse Greenberg
Management General Growth Properties
Owner General Growth Properties
No. of stores and services 120
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,020,000 square feet (95,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
Parking Lighted Lot, 7000 spaces[1]
A statue of Tawanka, a chief of the Lenni Lenape, stands in front of Macy's
The Neshaminy Mall is located at U.S. Route 1 & Bristol Road in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States.[2] It was the sixth interior mall constructed in Greater Philadelphia and opened in 1968. It has four main anchors (three department stores and a movie theatre) and over 120 smaller shops and eateries. The mall also contains a food court that was opened in 1989.[1]

The Neshaminy Mall is directly across Bristol Road from Belmont, a historic home.


Plans to build the Neshaminy Mall were made in 1966, with Sears and Strawbridge & Clothier to be anchors. The mall was projected to cost $24 million.[3] The Neshaminy Mall opened in 1968, developed by The Korman Company and Strouse Greenberg. The mall underwent an expansion in 1975.[4] In 1977, the Lit Brothers store at the Neshaminy Mall closed as part of the chain closing all its stores in the Philadelphia area and was replaced by Pomeroy's.[5] The Pomeroy's store became The Bon-Ton in 1987 after the chain was sold.[6] A food court was added to the mall in 1989. In 1990, the Neshaminy Mall was purchased by Homart Development Company from Mutual of New York for over $50 million.[4] The Bon-Ton closed in 1994. In 1995, the mall underwent a renovation that expanded the food court. In addition, Boscov's replaced the former Bon-Ton.[7] The same year, General Growth Properties took over ownership of the mall after they acquired Homart Development Company.[8] A 24-screen movie theater to be built at the mall was approved by Bensalem Township in 1997 after they had initially opposed the project.[9] In 1998, the 24-screen AMC Theatres opened in the mall at a cost of $11 million.[10] The Strawbridge's became Macy's in 2006 after Federated Department Stores acquired May Department Stores in 2005.[11]

Anchor stores

Entrance 2 of the Neshaminy Mall




  1. ^ a b c "Neshaminy Mall Center Information".  
  2. ^ Official website
  3. ^ "Bucks County Site To Get New Mall". The New York Times. May 30, 1966. p. 38. 
  4. ^ a b Warner, Susan (December 28, 1990). "Sears Unit Buys Neshaminy Mall".  
  5. ^ "Seek To Stop Store Closing".  
  6. ^ Demick, Barbara (June 19, 1987). "Allied To Sell Pomeroy's To Grumbacher & Sons".  
  7. ^ Sabatini, Richard V. and Ty Tagami (May 1, 1995). "Neshaminy Mall Under Renovation".  
  8. ^  
  9. ^ Ritea, Steve (March 11, 1997). "Mega-theater Is Approved By Bensalem Construction On The 24-screen Complex At Neshaminy Mall Will Begin This Spring. Neighbors Who Had Opposed The Project Were Disappointed By The Vote.".  
  10. ^ Shafer, Lisa (February 28, 1998). "A Mega Megaplex, A Giant In The Region, Is Coming To Bucks The 24-screen Theater Complex Should Open In Six Months In Bensalem Next To The Neshaminy Mall.".  
  11. ^ Tanaka, Wendy (July 29, 2005). "Strawbridge's stores to be sold, converted New owner will change 10 to Macy's. Boscov's wants to buy others. New owners plan to sell, convert Strawbridge's".  

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