Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Think you know your mall history? It's the Moorestown Mall's 50th anniversary. Catch up on the last half century here—and learn a little more about its future.
There’s been so much talk about the Moorestown Mall’s future lately, it’s easy to forget it has quite a history as one of the region’s oldest malls. Opened in 1963, the mall was built on farmland that had been in the Roberts family from the early 1700s through at least the 1800s, according to Stephanie Herz, vice president of the Moorestown Historical Society. The Society’s records don’t indicate who owned the property in the 20th century. However, according to researcher Bill Archer, who works with the Historical Society, in the years before the mall was built, it was an apple orchard. A Federal-style brick farmhouse (circa 1820s/1830s) sat on a small hill facing Lenola Road, roughly where Macy’s now stands, Herz said. The mall—the …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Break out the carrots and step into your springtime best—the Easter Bunny is at the Moorestown Mall in March.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
PREIT and Moorestown's traffic safety officer debated the pros and cons of adding a left-turn lane off Route 38 West directly into the mall.
PREIT wants to add a left-turn lane from Route 38 West into the Moorestown Mall, but the township’s traffic safety officer thinks it’s a bad idea. Traffic engineer David Shropshire pitched the plan to township council Monday, seeking their blessing before taking it to the state Department of Transportation (NJDOT). He explained the addition of a left turn along 38 westbound between Nixon Drive and Sears would ease the flow of traffic in and around the mall. Currently, mall patrons heading west on 38 have primarily one of two options for getting there: turn left onto East Gate Drive, then make the right on Harper Drive, and cross over Nixon Drive; or take the jughandle onto South Lenola Road, and turn left onto 38 East Shropshire said it’…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Wig-A-Do has lasted four decades outfitting women with wigs and other hairpiece attachments.
When someone is undergoing chemotherapy treatments, seeing piles of hair on the bathroom floor can almost be as unsettling as the cancer. For more than 43 years, the experts at Wig-A-Do in the Moorestown Mall have been dedicating their time to the fitting and styling of wigs for women, with nearly 80 percent of their clients suffering from cancer or other medical-related illnesses like alopecia. The boutique, located next to Chipotle Mexican Grill, offers a personal shopping experience with trained hairstylists, like Maureen Mullen, 62, who has been an employee since the store opened. “Every woman who comes in should feel magnificent when they leave,” says Mullen. Wigs today are so natural-looking, lighter, and easier to take care of, …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The clothing retailer will close its stores at the mall by the end of the month.
Amidst all the growth and revitalization buzz surrounding the Moorestown Mall, the shopping center is losing a major retailer at the end of the month. According to Lisa Wolstromer, senior marketing director for the mall, Gap and Gap Kids will close at the end of January. The mall has struggled with occupancy in the past, though it added a slew of stores last year, including Cotton On, Crazy 8, Play N Trade, NJ Dollar Mart, the Nailery, Cinnabon and Kids Foot Locker. Wolstromer painted the loss of the Gap in a positive light, saying it gave the mall "an opportunity ... to recapture that space and repurpose it for another tenant." "Like any mall, you go through periods of change," she added. "You lose retailers, but you also bring in new…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The county will also be offering free gun locks at every branch of the Burlington County Library system.
After last week’s tragic shooting in Connecticut underscored the importance of storing firearms safely, Burlington County is offering free gun locks at multiple locations today, including the Moorestown Mall. “Whether you are a gun owner or not, everyone can agree that firearm safety is paramount,” said Sheriff Jean Stanfield. “Gun locks are a simple way of adding a layer of security against gun-related injuries and deaths.” She said her department has several hundred locks, which were made available through Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant. Stanfield said the locks—which can be used to disarm pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns—…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Marc Vetri's Osteria, as well as the new Regal Cinemas theater, are expected to open during the summer of 2013.
PREIT has announced another new restaurant that will join Marc Vetri’s acclaimed Osteria during next summer’s Moorestown Mall renaissance. The company, which owns the mall, announced Wednesday that Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, the second of four full-service restaurants planned for the mall, is slated for a summer 2013 opening. Aside from its “upscale, casual interior,” the restaurant will also feature an exposed kitchen, an indoor stone fireplace, a wine wall and an expansive bar (dubbed a “Firebar”), according to a release from PREIT. Firebirds operates 23 other restaurants across the country, primarily in the Eastern United States. The Moorestown Mall franchise is the company’s first foray into South Jersey. Firebirds' dinner menu …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Find out what stores open when at the Moorestown Mall this year.
Nearly 40 stores and restaurants will throw open the door at midnight on Black Friday at the Moorestown Mall—some even earlier than that—and virtually everything in the mall will be open by 7 a.m., with a few exceptions. Here's what's open when: Stores open on Thanksgiving Day: Opening at midnight on Black Friday: Opening at 4 a.m.: Opening at 7 a.m.: Opening at 9 a.m.: Opening at 10 a.m.: Moorestown Mall also supports Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 24. Below are all the participating retailers at the mall. Come out and support them, and remember to shop local this holiday season. For more information on Small Business Saturday, click here. For more information, visit the Moorestown Mall website.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Santa Claus has set up shop at the Moorestown Mall and is available for photos with children (and pets) throughout the holiday season.
Santa arrived at the Moorestown Mall last weekend and is currently available for photos with children of all ages. Here’s Santa’s schedule throughout the holiday season, including a special signing Santa for deaf children this weekend: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays Nov. 18 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 25 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 16 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23 — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Dec. 24 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Santa takes breaks to feed his reindeer from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 and 6 p.m.) To prepay for your photo choice and fast pass to Santa, learn more at santasfastpass.com/mview/395/moorestown-mall. There will also be a signing Santa at the mall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Vetri plans to open a second Osteria at the Moorestown Mall, according to a PREIT spokeswoman.
It's official. Nearly a year after entering into talks with PREIT, world-renowned Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri has signed a lease agreement to open a restaurant at the Moorestown Mall. PREIT spokeswoman Judy Trias said Vetri signed the lease late last week, only a few days after PREIT, which owns the Moorestown Mall, was formally awarded four liquor licenses. She said the restaurant will be a version of Vetri's Osteria, located on Broad Street in Philadelphia. The original Osteria opened in 2007 and has been consistently recognized as one of the best restaurants in the city. Vetri himself leaked the news Friday, tweeting, "Let's see if you can figure out what this means!!!! BOOM!!!," with a picture of the lease agreement attached. "You…