‘Some customers almost in tears’: Phillipsburg Mall anchor store announces closing. (LehighValleylive. com, 1/28/2020)
The mall’s other anchor stores, The Bon-Ton and Sears, have since been torn down. A Kohl’s department store for now remains with the future of the Phillipsburg Mall property unclear.
The life and death of the Phillipsburg Mall, in photos. (LehighValleylive.com, 1/1/2020)
The crowd was almost too much for it to handle on Sept. 24, 1989, the grand opening of the $40 million project. A ribbon was cut on the mall as a whole, but individual stores had to abandon their own ceremonies as shoppers waited to get inside.
"It's a little too crowded to shop," Marilyn Rogers, of Bethlehem Township, remarked that day to The Express-Times.
Now, as ownership prepares to evict locally owned businesses by month's end, the Phillipsburg Mall is mostly empty. Two-thirds of the storefronts are vacant. Two of the anchors have been demolished.
Phillipsburg Mall on Facebook
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