If you’ve walked through this South Jersey mall, you can’t help but notice a lot of empty storefronts over the years. What was once a bustling shopping destination is now home to a lot of vacant space. It’s depressing seeing how many stores have left.

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So what’s the future of this sprawling suburban property situated in South Jersey? On November 7th, residents in this town approved a ballot question favoring an entertainment center being built at the mall.

Since 1963, the Moorestown Mall has been a staple in the community known for shopping, dining and movie going.

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Now there are plans to move ahead with an entertainment center, which would include Go Kart racing, bowling, laser tag and more, according to Patch.com.

With a reported 2025 opening date, the new entertainment center would be located in the old Lord & Taylor location.

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust owns the Moorestown Mall and nearby Cherry Hill Mall. According to the article, a PREIT spokesperson says, it will be:

unlike anything else in the region.

The plan is also reported to include virtual-reality games, escape rooms, arcade games and dining.

I was so excited to hear the ballot question was approved, opening the door to what I believe will help bring excitement back to the Moorestown Mall.

I really hope it all works out and plans continue to move forward. I love the idea of a huge entertainment complex bringing family fun to South Jersey!

I just hope they keep Turn 7, which is currently in the old Lord & Taylor location, and move it to another part of the mall. I love that store!

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