Holiday shoppers wishing for even more retail opportunities in the Philadelphia area ought to be thrilled with this news: King of Prussia Mall is expanding and connecting The Court and Plaza.
The estimated $150 million expansion and renovation will bring the mall’s current 2.65 million-square-foot layout to a whopping 2.8 million square feet, solidifying its place as the largest mall on the East Coast and the second largest shopping center in the United States.
The Court and the Plaza retail areas at King of Prussia Mall have been separated by a roadway since The Court’s completion in 1981.
Once the renovation is complete, the parking lot that separates the two buildings now will become a fully enclosed connector area with floor-to-ceiling windows, dining, seating, device-charging stations, a guest service center and more.
In conjunction with the renovation, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s will each add new store entrances to the expansion area and a whole new group of luxury retailers will open.
Once complete sometime in the fall of 2016, King of Prussia Mall will be anchored by Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods and will include more than 450 retail and dining options in a grand total of 2.86 million square feet of space.
This expansion is not the only growth of the massive shopping center, though. Just this past year, more than 40 new or expanded retailers have opened at the mall including, most recently, Club Monaco and Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as the likes of Saint Laurent, Ted Baker London, Uniqlo, UGG Australia, Cantina Laredo and Pinkberry.
Now that’s a lot of retail therapy.
For a sneak peek of the expansion plans, check out the renovations highlight video below.
King of Prussia Expansion Highlights [Simon.com]