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Opening date  1975
No. of stores and services  175
Opened  1975
Phone  +1 814-868-9000
Number of anchor tenants  6
Management  Cafaro Company
No. of anchor tenants  6
Owner  Cafaro Company
Number of stores and services  175
Millcreek Mall
Location  Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Total retail floor area  2,200,000 square feet (200,000 m)
Address  5800 Peach St, Erie, PA 16565, USA
Hours  Open today · 10AM–9PMWednesday10AM–9PMThursday10AM–9PMFriday10AM–9PMSaturday10AM–9PMSunday11AM–6PMMonday10AM–9PMTuesday10AM–9PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Splash Lagoon, Presque Isle Downs, Presque Isle State Park, Waldameer Park, Bicentennial Tower
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Millcreek mall


The Millcreek Mall or Millcreek Mall Complex is a one-level shopping center located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) southwest of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, between Peach Street and Interstate 79, in Millcreek Township.

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The complex opened in 1975 and was developed by the Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Company, who still own and operate it. Due to Pennsylvania's lack of sales tax on clothing, the Millcreek Mall attracts many visitors from Ohio, New York and Canada. Presently, the mall proper houses 121 store spaces, with 12 kiosks. The 175 store and restaurants figure often cited includes stores within the physical mall and its many peripheral restaurants, stores and strip plazas. The mall is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, and Bon-Ton

Mall history

The mall's original anchor stores included Boston Store, Halle's, JCPenney, Kaufmann's, Carlisle's and Sears. Boston Store became Horne's in 1979, which in turn closed and became Lazarus in 1994. Lazarus closed this anchor in 1997. Halle's later became a Dahlkemper's catalog showroom, which closed in 1993. Its space became Burlington Coat Factory. HomePlace took the former Carlisle's location after Carlisle's closure in 1995. Elder-Beerman took over the former Lazarus in 1998, but was converted five years later to The Bon-Ton. After HomePlace closed, its space was divided between Steve & Barry's and AC Moore, the former of which closed in 2009. Also, Kaufmann's was converted to Macy's in September 2006. Burlington Coat Factory moved out of the mall in late 2012. In 2014, the space that was formerly occupied by Burlington was split into two spaces that now house Primanti Bros. sandwiches, and Mad Mex restaurant.

The combination of anchors has given it the shape of a gun pointed at downtown Erie when viewed from above, which has led to controversy in some cases. This has resulted in an urban legend which states that the mall was intentionally built that way under the direction of the mafia.

On March 27, 2008, it was announced that the mall would receive a multi-million dollar renovation. Among the new additions to the mall are a children's area, a food court, and renovated entrances to the building. The mall also got skylights, porcelain floors, a new west side entrance, and new parking lot lights. The food court opened in late 2008. Currently, The Mall is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, and Bon-Ton.

Sears closed their store after the 2016 Holiday season, it will be replaced by a Boscov's later in 2017. They intend to remodel and expand the former Sears space.

Outside the Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall Pavilion consists of stores including Ross Dress for Less, Home Goods, Michaels Arts & Crafts, Christmas Tree Shops, Five Below, dressbarn, Carter's, Ulta Beauty, Gander Mountain, DSW Shoe Warehouse, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

The mall property is also home to several restaurants including Max & Erma's, Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill, Outback Steakhouse, The Fox and Hound Pub, Red Lobster, Starbuck's, Picasso's Deli, Cold Stone Creamery, Arby's and Aoyama Japanese Steakhouse, which is located in a former Chi-Chi's.

A Homewood Suites, TownePlace Suites and a Fairfield Inn also sit on the property. The former Blair store, has been converted into the Erie Institute of Technology (EIT). The Hills / Ames department store, which sat empty for over five years, became All Seasons Market Place & Flea Market but now houses At Home, a home decor store. Also on the property is the former Cinema 6, a discount movie theater, which is now the Elevate! church.

A Men's Wearhouse, OfficeMax, David's Bridal, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, and many smaller stores also occupy land on the site of the Millcreek Mall.

Millcreek Marketplace

Across the street from the Millcreek Mall, the land that was once woods, has recently begun to experience a major change. On the land there are five restaurants; O'Charley's, Moe's Southwest Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, and McDonald's, a SpringHill Suites hotel, PNC Bank, and a Verizon Wireless store.

References

Millcreek Mall Wikipedia


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