New Philly mall draws some five million in first five months

Al Urbanski
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Shopping and movie-going appear to have come back to Center City Philadelphia in a big way, according to a report from PREIT.

Since opening its doors in September, the Fashion District mall that PREIT owns with Macerich has welcomed 4.6 million visitors with several new bars and restaurants, a luxury AMC cinema, and popular retailers and experiences such as H&M, Nike, Candytopia, and Wonderspaces.

Former site of the Gallery mall and Kmart, the 900,000-sq.-ft. property is situated adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the largest SEPTA commuter train station in the city.

“As we enter our first full year of operation, we are pleased to have cemented the tenant mix of the future,” said PREIT CEO Joe Coradino.

New tenants continue to fill in the new centerpiece of Center City. Armani Exchange and Eddie Bauer outlet stores are now open at Fashion District, as are Sephora, Torrid, Round 1, and REC Philly. Due to open this spring are Kate Spade New York, DSW, Windsor, Yoyoso, and Clair de Lune. 

“We expect to capitalize on the momentum created thus far and solidify The District as Philadelphia’s go-to destination,” Coradino said.