Tom's getting lost in Collingdale today has me feeling even more nostalgic than usual. This has lead to the discovery of the MacDade Mall Wikipedia page, amongst other things :::

MacDade Mall is an indoor shopping mall located in the Holmes section of Ridley Township, Pennsylvania.Coordinates: 39°53′55″N 75°18′10″W / 39.8986°N 75.3027°W / 39.8986; -75.3027 At present, the mostly empty mall features only two anchors (Acme-Sav-on and Kmart and two other tenants within its walls (Citizens Bank and Fashion Bug). One of the most recent departures, a Dollar Tree store, has led to a law suit by Dollar Tree against the mall owners. [1]

MacDade played host to many events throughout the years including job fairs, concerts, food festivals, spelling bees, and the Little Mr. and Miss MacDade Mall competition. It has been over ten years since management last freshened its appearance, and reports indicate mall management is choosing not to renew leases at expiration.

In December 2007, MacDade Mall played host to the set of The Lovely Bones, the adaptation of the Alice Sebold best-selling novel starring Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci and Rachel Weisz. The production transformed the mall into a 1970s shopping mall for the project. Some set decorations and mosaics remain.


I could show you info on the Springfield Mall as well, but that is less interesting,

save for THIS on one Ms. Sylvia Seegrist.