The decades-old Roosevelt Mall is currently undergoing a $50 million redevelopment that will bring Sprouts Farmers Market, Raising Cane’s chicken-finger chain, and American Chinese restaurant Panda Express to the Northeast Philadelphia shopping center, writes Nick Vadala for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The owner, Brixmor Property Group, plans to update the mall’s facades, add landscaping, create wider sidewalks, update signage, and improve infrastructure. The redevelopment is a self-funded, multi-year project that will roll out in phases.
According to David Vender, executive vice president of Brixmor’s Conshohocken-based north region offices, shoppers will be able to see significant changes at the shopping center within the next 12 months.
“It’s going to basically be a brand new shopping center, or appear like it was just newly built,” said Vender.
As part of the first phase of the project, new buildings will be constructed in a previously underused area of Roosevelt Mall’s parking lot. The structure will be home to Raising Cane’s and Panda Express.
Meanwhile, the Sprouts grocery store will be housed in an existing area that is part of the shopping center’s main structure that once featured apparel retailers.
Read more about Roosevelt Mall in The Philadelphia Inquirer.