Willow Grove Park Mall

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North America, United States, Montgomery County

Willow Grove Park Mall (generally referred to as just "Willow Grove Mall" by residents) is a three-story shopping mall located in the unincorporated community of Willow Grove in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania at the intersection of Easton Road and Moreland Road (Pennsylvania Route 63). The mall contains over 130 stores plus several restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory. The Willow Grove Park Mall is anchored by Bloomingdale's, Sears, and Macy's, along with a vacant anchor spot. It is owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT). The Willow Grove Park Mall is the third most profitable mall in the Philadelphia area. The Willow Grove Park Mall opened in 1982 on the site of the former Willow Grove Park. The mall, developed by Federated Department Stores and The Rubin Organization, was originally anchored by Bloomingdale's, B. Altman and Company, and Abraham & Straus. B. Altman and Company became Sears in 1987 and Abraham & Straus became Strawbridge & Clothier in 1988. In 2000, PREIT and the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System acquired the mall, with a renovation completed in 2001 that added Macy's as an anchor. PREIT became the sole owner of the mall in 2003. In 2006, Strawbridge's closed, with a portion of the former store becoming The Cheesecake Factory while the remainder remains vacant.