The Whitehall Mall stores and surrounding MacArthur Road stores offer value and convenient shopping for residents of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the entire Lehigh Valley area. Anchor stores such as Sears and Kohl’s along with Borders Books, Tweeter, Bed Bath & Beyond, Zany Brainy, Michael’s Crafts and Weis Markets truly make your shopping experience convenient and affordable whether you are shopping for books, computers, electronics, clothing, household goods, toys, furnishings, appliances, gifts or food. Don’t forget to stop for lunch or dinner at one of the great restaurants in the area.
Shopping Mall Histoy
The first shopping mall was the Country Club Plaza, founded by the J.C. Nichols Company and opened near Kansas City, Mo., in 1922. The first enclosed mall called Southdale opened in Edina, Minnesota (near Minneapolis) in 1956. In the 1980s, giant megamalls were developed. The West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, opened in 1981 – with more than 800 stores and a hotel, amusement park, miniature-golf course, church, “water park” for sunbathing and surfing, a zoo and a 438-foot-long lake.