With shopping prospects booming at the eastern edge of Chester County’s high-traffic I-76/Route 202 corridor, Wayne’s Gateway Shopping Center is getting an attractive new facelift.
Regency Centers’ premier Philly shopping center will undergo an aesthetic transformation via raised architectural features, a modern and vibrant new color scheme, an enhanced landscape design, LED parking lot lighting and upgraded signage.
“There are a lot of exciting changes happening in this market, and we are proud to say that we are helping to bring about that change to our retailers and our community,” Vice President and Regional Officer John Hricko said in a recent announcement. “The changes we’re making at Gateway are focused on enhancing the things people already love about the center, with a few new improvements.”
The grocery-anchored center is surrounded by a workforce population of 78,000 and is less than 3 miles from the soon-to-be 2.86-million-square-foot King of Prussia Mall. Gateway’s 214,212 square feet feature national retailers Trader Joe’s, TJMaxx, Staples, Starbucks, Panera and MOD Pizza.
“This is a dynamic area with a diverse population,” Hricko said. “Not only do we strive to be active members of this community as people but also as a property. This means continuing to evolve with our customers’ wants and needs from all angles.”
The improvements, starting late this month, are expected to be finished by fall, well ahead of King of Prussia Mall’s fall 2016 expansion grand opening — read more about that in previous VISTA Today coverage here.