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Boscov's; former Gimbels, Stern's and Ports of the World (Moorestown Mall) | by Joe Architect
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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.

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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.

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Taken on September 5, 2010