Boscov's; former Gimbels, Stern's and Ports of the World (Moorestown Mall)
This store is a virtual suburban retail history museum. Opened in 1963 as Gimbels, it became a Stern's after Gimbels went out of business in 1986, then became a Boscov's after Stern's pulled out of the Philadelphia market. Boscov's at first used the store as a Ports of the World outlet before closing that division and converting the store to a standard Boscov's.
Boscov's Moorestown Mall is an odd juxtaposition of retail designs from the last 50 years all combined into one package.
Moorestown Mall is one of America's oldest enclosed malls. Anchored by Boscov's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Sears, the center opened in 1963 and has been updated continuously since.
The recent redevelopment of Cherry Hill Mall, three miles southwest, has taken a toll on traffic and occupancy at Moorestown Mall, but it still remains popular, with an ongoing redevelopment project bringing new stores and remodeled entrances to the mall.