Mall at Steamtown

The Mall at Steamtown is a shopping center and the commercial centerpiece of Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It features nearly one hundred retail and specialty stores. The Mall at Steamtown was conceived in the mid 1980s as the keystone of downtown revitalization, though the project was not completed until 1993. Its opening in 1993 was nationally televised on CNN and attended by then-Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey, Sr.. The mall is built on approximately half the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad yard that was abandoned by Conrail in the late 1970s. The mall is two levels with a food court overlooking Steamtown National Historic Site on the second floor. The anchor stores are Boscov's and the Bon Ton. The mall is located on Lackawanna Avenue, in the heart of downtown Scranton.

Popular culture references

The Mall at Steamtown has been featured a few times on NBC's The Office, as a place where Stanley's daughter spends all of his money, home of the coffeehouse "Jitters", and where Michael takes the women out for a day of shopping. The season 7 episode "Counseling" is the first time the mall is actually seen. Dwight is trying to protest it due to the lack of courtesy service, though it was the result of a misunderstanding involving beet juice covering Dwight's hands and arms that an employee had mistaken for blood.

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