Sunday, April 14, 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 …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The real estate investment company paid off its mortgage as it moves forward with major improvements to the 1 million-square-foot shopping center.
PREIT (Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust) has achieved every homeowner's dream by paying off its mortgage on the Moorestown Mall. The company, which owns the 1 million-square-foot shopping complex, paid off the $53.2 million mortgage loan balance on the mall earlier this month, according to a release issued by PREIT. The loan was set to mature in June. "Our recent capital markets activities highlight our ability to improve PREIT’s balance sheet as we drive our cost of capital lower, unencumber assets and extend our maturity dates," said CEO Joseph Coradino. The payoff leaves the mall unencumbered as PREIT moves forward with improvements to the property, including a state-of-the-art Regal theater andfour new restaurants, two of …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Break out the carrots and step into your springtime best—the Easter Bunny is coming to the Moorestown Mall for photos.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Volunteers packed the mall Saturday as Relay for Life season gets underway in Burlington and Camden counties.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A theater, a town hall, athletic fields, an office building and more—stuff's going up all across town.
These days it seems like half of Moorestown is under construction. From the new Regal Cinemas theater at the mall, to the office building going in at the Little Acme, to the oft-debated municipal complex on Second Street, there's no shortage of major projects—public and private—underway all over town. In case you can't keep them all straight, we've provided a rundown below on most of the major ones, including what they're for, how much they cost, when they started and, most importantly, when they'll finish. Regal Premium Experience theater What: A 12-screen state-of-the-art theater, with 3D, digital projection screens, and stadium seating with reclining seats (plus surround sound and kiosks for automated ticket purchasing). Where: …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Moorestown Police allegedly catch a Medford woman stealing clothes from Boscov's and charge her with drug possession.
Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Information provided by Moorestown Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, February 12, 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’s …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Moorestown Mall owner is expected to make a presentation at tonight's meeting, among other business.
Township council meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the IT room at Moorestown High School. Among the highlights of the meeting is a presentation from Moorestown Mall owner PREIT. Township manager Scott Carew said PREIT would like to install a left turn lane into the mall from Route 38 West. PREIT needs approval from the state Department of Transportation, he explained, and is seeking council's endorsement to aid in receiving the approval. Carew said he did not know where PREIT wanted to add the left turn. A call to PREIT Friday afternoon was not immediately returned. Council will also discuss filling the township's vacant information technology position, as well as issue proclamations for Kindness Week and Art Month. To see the full agenda, …
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, who has been an employee since the store opened. “Every woman who comes in should feel magnificent when they leave,” says Mullen, 62. Wigs today are much more natural-looking, lighter, and easier to take care…
Friday, January 25, 2013
All information provided by Moorestown Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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