Exton Square Mall

The Exton Square Mall is a shopping mall located in the village of Exton, in West Whiteland Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located at "the crossroads of Chester County" at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 Business (US 30 Bus.) and Pennsylvania Route 100 (PA 100). The mall is anchored by Macy's, Boscov's, Sears, and JCPenney, and also contains over 110 smaller stores and a food court. The Exton Square Mall is shaped as a square, with the southern half of the mall two floors and the northern half one floor. Macy's is located at the center of the mall while the other three anchor stores and the food court are on corners of the mall. It is owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT).

The Exton Square Mall was developed by The Rouse Company and opened in 1973, at which time it contained Strawbridge & Clothier (later Strawbridge's) as an anchor surrounded by smaller stores. The opening of the mall led to rapid growth in West Whiteland Township. By the 1990s, the mall was in need of a renovation, with the Rouse Company proposing to expand the mall by doubling the size adding three anchor stores. Boscov's, JCPenney, and Sears signed leases to open locations at the mall and groundbreaking of the expansion took place in 1997. In 1999, Boscov's, Sears, and the food court opened with the expansion completed in 2000 when JCPenney and several new stores opened. In 2003, PREIT acquired the mall from The Rouse Company. The Strawbridge's store became Macy's in 2006.

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