Connect with us


45-Year-Old Pennsylvania Mall Closes

The 650,000-square-foot mall originally had more than 80 stores, including now-defunct brands such as Hess’s, Woolworth and KB Toys.




Credit: Lycoming Mall, Facebook
Credit: Lycoming Mall, Facebook

The Lycoming Mall in northeast Pennsylvania has locked its doors after 45 years, reports. The shopping destinatiion, which opened in Pennsdale in 1978, is expected to give way to a mixed-use development.

The 650,000-square-foot mall originally had more than 80 stores, including now-defunct brands such as Hess’s, Woolworth, Deb, KB Toys, Bon-Ton, Baker’s Shoes, Christopher & Banks.

The mall’s death spiral began in earnest in 2017, when the mall lost several anchor stores and interior stores began to close. The few remaining tenants, except for Books-A-Million and Burlington Coat Factory, were given eviction notices earlier this month. (Those two stores have their own entrances and will remain open for now.)

Developer FAMVEST LLC is preparing to close on the sale of the mall with the intention of repurposing it as a mixed-use residential and commercial center, the article says.

The Lycoming Mall has plenty of company in calling it quits; according to a variety of published statistics, there are now about 700 malls left in the U.S., down from roughly 2500 in the 1980s.


As with many such complexes, the news outlet says the mall holds fond memories for many locals, who recall its fountains, arcades, shopping, food, shows in the center court, and Fourth of July fireworks.




The Best Overall Progressive Lens, Now Powered by AI

Engineered with Behavioral Artificial Intelligence and utilizing new XR-motion™ technology, Varilux XR series goes beyond prescription and eye physiology to consider the patient’s visual behavior and design a progressive lens that respects how
their eyes naturally move.

Varilux XR series comes in two versions, Varilux® XR design and Varilux® XR track. The Varilux XR track lens provides an additional level of personalization by incorporating the exclusive Near Vision Behavior Measurement, providing up to 25% more near vision width3 according to the patient’s need, so patients get the highest level of customization.

Discover Varilux XR series and enjoy instantly sharp vision in motion4 and seamless transitions from near to far.

For more information, visit here.

Promoted Headlines






Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.


Most Popular