In addition to our wonderful local downtown shopping districts and the numerous KMarts and Wal-Marts in our area, there are also several malls and shopping outlets worth noting. Here are some familiar, and also some lesser known retail centers close to our community.
Area Shopping Malls
225 Columbia Mall Drive, Bloomsburg, Pa. 17815
The Columbia Mall features several specialty shops, restaurants, a bookstore and even a car dealer. Department stores including JC Penney, The Bon-Ton and Boscov's are located at the mall, as well as Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Pearle Vision, Hallmark, Bath & Body Works, and several jewelry stores. For a complete listing of shops located within the mall, check out the mall Web site at www.columbiamall.com
Susquehanna Valley Mall
Rtes 11 & 15, Hummels Wharf, Pa. 17831
The recently remodeled Susquehanna Valley Mall features Boscov’s, The Bon Ton, JC Penney and Sears, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, GapKids, BabyGap, Aeropostale, PacSun, Bath & Body Works, Nick’s Room, and CVS. The mall also features a recently remodeled Waldenbooks, Brewer’s Caffe, and numerous specialty shops. For a complete listing of stores located within the Susquehanna Valley Mall, contact the mall office at 374-0121.
300 Lycoming Mall Circle, Pennsdale, Pa. 17756
The Lycoming Mall is home to Kauffman’s, The Bon-Ton, JC Penney, Sears and Value City. Lycoming Mall also features a Gap, GapKids, BabyGap, American Eagle Outfitters, American Outfitters, Aeropostale, PacSun, Bath & Body Works, specialty shops, Brewer’s Caffe, Dino’s Pizza and much more.
Useful tidbit: Kauffman’s is a division of the May Department Store family, which also includes Hecht’s, Lord & Taylor, Strawbridge’s, Filene’s and David’s Bridal. Gift registries from any May store are compatible with merchandise carried by Kauffman’s.
The mall complex is surrounded by a number of useful stores, including Pier 1 Imports, the home furnishings store; Gander Mountain, which carries outdoor recreational gear; Grizzly, machinery; A.C. Moore, a craft store; Toy’s R’ Us; the legendary toy store for kids of all ages; Sam’s Club, for those who buy in bulk and BigLots, a discount and closeout store.
For a complete listing of Lycoming Mall shops, check out the mall Web site at www.shoplycomingmall.com
The Mall at Steamtown
300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18503
The Mall at Steamtown features several stores not found at the malls closest to the Bloomsburg area. These include Abercrombie & Fitch, the Disney Store, Express, Eddie Bauer and Nine West. The mall is anchored by department stores Boscov’s and Bon-Ton.
For a complete listing of stores, check out the mall Web site at www.themallatsteamtown.com
King of Prussia Mall
Rte. 202 at Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia is the largest shopping mall in the Northeast. Located outside of Philadelphia, the mall is literally a who’s who of the retail industry in one building. Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sears, JCPenney, Strawbridge’s and Macy’s anchor the mall, which also consists of stores such as BCBG Max Azria, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani Exchange, DKNY, Benetton and Versace Jeans Couture.
For a complete listing of King of Prussia stores, as well as directions and hours, log on to www.kingofprussiamall.com
There are several factory outlets in our area that offer everything from designer clothing to housewares at discounted prices.
I-80 East from Bloomsburg, Exit 299 (Tannersville, Pa.)
The Crossings Factory Stores features a mix of merchandise that will satisfy shoppers looking for anything from basic jeans to high-end designer apparel. Stores at The Crossings include Levi’s, Izod, Bass Company Store, Gap, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, DKNY, Liz Claiborne, Polo Factory Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Coleman, Ann Taylor, Coach, Pfaltzgraff, Oneida, Nautica, Bostonian/Clarks, Tote’s and many, many more.
To find a complete list and map of The Crossings Factory Stores, log on to www.thecrossings.com
• Reading Outlet Center
801 North 9th St., Reading, Pa. 19604
Reading Outlet Center is home to great outlet stores, and is often missed by those who visit the Vanity Fair Outlets. This strip of remodeled warehouses and historic buildings features the wares of Old Navy, Timberland, Dooney & Bourke, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Delia’s and Coach. For driving directions and a complete listing of stores, check out www.shop-roc.com
• Vanity Fair Outlets
These outlets are what originally caused consumers to flock to Reading. Geoffrey Beene, Liz Claiborne, S & K Menswear, Woolrich, Izod, Coach, Samsonite, Jones N.Y., Lee and Donna Karan make up this four building complex. For a complete listing log on to www.vffo.com. For driving directions to any of the four Vanity Fair Outlets in Reading, call 1-800-772-8336. Driving directions are also available online.
Grove City Outlets
P.O. Box 100, Grove City, Pa. 16127
Interstate 80 to Interstate 79 South, Exit 113.
Grove City Outlets is an absolutely huge outlet center made up over 140 stores mainly selling high end designer wares. BCBG Max Azria and Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue are among the highlights.