Christiana Mall
Christiana Mall is a super-regional mid-range/upscale shopping mall near Newark, Delaware, United States. The mall is near an exit off Interstate 95 close to the center of the BosWash megalopolis. The mall's anchor stores are Macy's, J. C. Penney, Target and Nordstrom (opening April 2011), as well as more than 130 other stores. The mall is managed by General Growth Properties and has 1,080,000 square feet (100,000 m 2) of gross leasable area, making it the largest shopping mall in Delaware. Because Delaware does not have a sales tax, the mall is a popular destination for shoppers looking to save money. It has one level of shopping space containing many high-end stores.

  • Macy's
  • J. C. Penney
  • Nordstrom (Opening April 2011)
  • Target

General Growth Properties purchased the former Lord & Taylor, planning a new concept known as "The Epicenter Collection", an Internet catalog showroom. Those plans were abandoned by December 2008, when the empty anchor was sold to Target Corporation, the building was demolished in March 2010 and Target opened October 10, 2010 . A new food court opened in Spring 2009 in space previously occupied by a movie theater. The original food court was converted to retail space. The 214,000 square feet (19,900 m 2) Strawbridge's store was demolished and replaced with additional mall space and a new two-level, 140,000 square feet (13,000 m 2) Nordstrom which is currently under construction. New retailers that have recently opened at Christiana Mall are Barnes & Noble, Tilly's, Oakley, XXI Forever, H&M, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Coldwater Creek, Lego, White House Black Market, P.S. from Aéropostale . The Cheesecake Factory opened March 2010. California Pizza Kitchen, & JB Dawson's recently opened while Brio Tuscan Grille, will open in November 2010. An outdoor " avenue style" facing retail space is being added to two sides of the center, and the interior has been refreshed with new flooring and lighting. The project expects to move, update, or replace up to 100 of the center's stores. . The redevelopment plans were designed by architecture firm RTKL Associates Inc. The mall has also introduced a Parental Guidance Required Program (PGR) which requires individuals under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a supervising aged adult 21 or older after 5pm. This program, began during the summer of 2008 and in effect on Friday and Saturday nights, has largely eliminated youth related problems at the mall. During the program's tenure mall revenue has increased while instances of criminal activity have fallen dramatically.

Former anchors
  • Strawbridge's (opened in 1978, closed in 2006; demolished for additional mall space and for Nordstrom)
  • Lord & Taylor (opened in 1997, closed in 2006; demolished March 2010 for Target
  • Hecht's (closed 1997, became Lord & Taylor)
  • Wanamaker's (closed 1995, site sold to Hecht's)
  • Bamberger's (closed 1986, converted to Macy's)


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