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Upgrades Coming to Horsham's Village Mall

In addition to façade improvements and several new tenants, the Horsham-based Village Mall is planning to come back in a big way.

Its heyday may be in the past, but the owners of Horsham’s Village Mall are planning a host of improvements to bring the shopping plaza back to its once thriving days.

Carlyle Management Corp., the New York-based company that owns the Village Mall, is planning to add satellite stores, as well as one or two additional storefronts beside the center’s main anchor, , according to Horsham Township Manager Bill Walker.

Land development plans for the shopping center were on the agenda for Wednesday night’s Horsham Township Council meeting, but were tabled, as has been the case since June.

“They’re still working their issues out with PennDOT,” Walker told the governing body.

Walker said he expects the necessary highway occupancy permit for Blair Mill Road to be in hand soon and for Village Mall reps to come before the council on Sept. 12.

Besides adding onto the existing plaza – and – Walker said the owner intends to incorporate landscaping, stormwater and traffic improvements into the site. Currently, the site does not have flood management measures in place, Walker said. 

deborah palumbo August 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
The existing facade of the former Village Mall leaves a lot ot be desired to say the least, and therefore should be improved. Having said that, however, the improvements could never compare to the original quaint brick structure. No doubt the Carlyle Management Corp. will modernize the facade to today's standards which in my opinion lack warmth, charm and humility; all of which were incorporated into the original design in 1969 1970. I remember the Village Mall well. I was just a kid and watched the construction of what would become my favorite place to shop and hang out with friends in a safe, friendly environment. One thing we have to remember is why it was named the "Village" mall; named so because it represented a quaint family village in Hatboro-Horsham. The name not only reflected its environmemnt, the structure reflected its name. And unfortunately, that will never happen, sad to say. The hey day of successful stores may be coming back, but the hey day of quaint and charming are long gone. But I'm one person who won't forget the Village Mall of long ago.
Jason Gutekunst August 09, 2012 at 06:29 PM
My wife is from Lancaster and she is really excited for the new Ollies. She said they are great from the one she use to visit out in Lancaster and is already looking forward to the new one so close to home. I am looking forward to the go cart place. We went a few times to on in NJ and it was a lot of fun. I think it will be a great addition!
Lorraine Del Popolo August 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM
I think a YumYum donut shop would be nice. I'm excited about Ollie's. My friend lives in Quakertown and she has purchased things for me there. They seem to be a good source of reasonable prices.
Heather Steinberg August 10, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Traffic controls need improvement. Heading east/west on Moreland, that traffic light does not stay green long enough for most motorists to turn onto Blair Mill Road
colleen deveney August 10, 2012 at 03:05 PM
i am very anxious for this renovation to take place, i loved going to the original Village Mall with my kids for all the holiday displays, and it had a very homey feeling...not only did i know so many of the store merchants but would often run into people i hadnt seen in awhile and sit for coffee watching shoppers pass by

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