Originally Posted by M II A II R II K
You'd expect suburban mall stores to be physically larger than those found downtown due to lack of available space and price. And plus does bigger equate to a larger variety of stuff being sold to draw one there instead.
The Philly Macy's at one time the Wannamaker Store has been downsized since the 1990's. It once covered something like 10 floors and well over half a million sq feet of retail space or more.
Today it totals two or three floors and just over 150,000 sq feet.
This is smaller than a typical suburban Macy's.
The Macy's at King of Prussia is in the 250,000 sq foot range.
In addition many Center City residents have voiced concern that the Center City store has limited selection compared to the suburban stores. A side from the architecture and a couple events they hold at the store, the Center City store is not a metropolitan draw, as the selection just sucks.
Downtowns have huge locations for stores. Strawbridges is sitting empty. Right there is half a million sq feet of retail space. Bring in the Nordstroms