Thursday, August 25, 2016

Simon Property Group Completes King of Prussia Mall Expansion, Connecting The Court with The Plaza

Simon Property Group has completed the planned renovations to its King of Prussia Mall, bringing the super regional center's footprint to more than 2.9 million square feet by connecting The Court and The Plaza, creating a top retail attraction that becomes the second largest shopping center in the United States, according to the owner.

The two centers had been separated by a roadway since their initial development in 1963. Construction began in the summer of 2004 on a 155,000-square-foot, multi-level, fully-enclosed expansion project at the mall, connecting the 1.68 million-square-foot Plaza with the 902,000-square-foot Court under one roof.

"The expansion of King of Prussia Mall will further enhance the shopping and dining experience of one of the nation's largest and most compelling retail destinations," said David J. Contis, president of Simon Malls, back in 2004 when the project was still in its planning phases. "Based on the success of luxury retailers like Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Hermes and Louis Vuitton, we're seeing a strong interest from other luxury brands to join the King of Prussia roster of retailers. Interest by national and Philadelphia-area restaurants is also high."

The new addition will see a new collection of luxury retailers and upscale dining options as well as several first-to-market retailers not found elsewhere in the region. The fully-enclosed expansion features floor-to-ceiling windows, an upscale dining pavilion, lounges with seating and device-charging stations, a guest service center, an attached parking garage with valet service, and new store entrances for existing anchors Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Bloomingdale's.

According to Simon, the new stores and restaurants that opened with the expansion include Altar'd State, Calligaris, Cartier, CH Carolina Herrera, Club Monaco, David Yurman, Diane von Furstenberg, Gap, Jimmy Choo, MCM, Robert Graham, Stuart Weitzman, Superdry, Vince, Hai Street Kitchen, Nicoletta and Shake Shack.

Located about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia, King of Prussia serves the Greater Philadelphia region including Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties. At the junction of Routes 202, 76, 422 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the mall is easily accessible for shoppers and diners at more than 450 stores, shops and eateries at the mall, now anchored by Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, JCPenney, and Dick's Sporting Goods.
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