Providence Town Center Collegeville, PA (Update 2/4/09)

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors

Providence Town Center Collegeville, PA

So there is a lot of information floating around about the new Mega shopping center that is being built in Collegeville, PA about the status of the project and when it is scheduled to open.  I wanted to help to try and clear some of this up for residents and those thinking of moving to this wonderful area. 

The 1st Phase of the shopping center including the re-opening of Arcola Rd to Mennonite Rd is now scheduled to open on October 11, 2009.  The stores that are scheduled to open during this initial phase are as follows:

Wegman's Grocery, Best Buy, LA Fitness, Dick's Sporting Goods, DSW Shoes, Ulta Cosmetics, Five Below, Staples, PetsMart, Michaels', Raymour & Flanigan, PNC Bank, PF Chang's, Eastern Mountain Sport (EMS), and Olive Garden. 

Phase 2 (Main Street with the lifestyle tenancy) will open no earlier than Summer 2010, but could be pushed back into the Spring of 2011.

The stores that will be occupying this phase of the center will be determined closer to the scheduled open date of this part of the shopping center.  Some of the stores that were previously reported to be going into the shopping center have come on troubled financial times and barring unforeseen turnarounds will not be part of the center.

If you would like more info on the center or the general Collegeville area please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerley,

Andrew Himes, e-PRO, ABR, REALTOR
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
Collegeville Office
www.AndrewHimes.com
610-831-8131

 

 

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pat

If you people knew the developer, you'd understand.  Brandolini built our house in the 70's and it was very much his way or the highway back then.  Not surprised anything has changed, now that he's in "lifestyle center development." 

I love restaurants in Philly, but check out local restaurants.  Honestly, there's not that huge a wait and the food isn't that awful.  Phoenixville and Royersford both have some up and coming places that are pretty decent.  The BYOBs are very impressive.

Aug 27, 2009 02:02 AM #21
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Pat

Andrew:  Any news on a soft opening for Wegmans, or do they only do it in a big bang sort of way?

Aug 27, 2009 02:03 AM #22
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Andrew Himes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Collegeville, PA

My understanding is that it is going to be a big bang.  I have a few neighbors who are going to be working there and their understanding is that it goes "live" at that big grand opening.  Looking forward to it!

Aug 27, 2009 02:13 AM #23
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Noel

Ulta is opening October 12th- I am the general manager of the Collegeville store. We are very excited to be among the first of the stores opening in the new center. We are currently hiring temporary help apply online ulta.com or call 215-616-4601 and ask for Noel

Sep 08, 2009 01:21 PM #24
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Andrew Himes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Collegeville, PA

Noel,

 

Thanks for stopping by.  There have been many folks wondering about hiring opportunites for the new shopping center and i'm thrilled that you have left some info for people to get in touch and interview.  Good luck with the new venture, I can only speak for myself, but i'm thrilled that the center is opening.  Cant wait for the smaller shops to open as well.

 

Andrew

Sep 09, 2009 01:02 AM #25
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Renee

I was just wondering where we can go to apply for jobs at the olive garden or PF changs? i heard we have to go to a different location but Im' not sure where?

thanks!

Sep 14, 2009 09:02 AM #26
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Andrew Himes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Collegeville, PA

Renee,

 

I am not sure, you will have to contact these companies directly.  I do not represent the center or those companies opening here.  I would suggest going to their websites and calling their corporate offices.

Sep 14, 2009 12:59 PM #27
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David Pawson
Any word on the plans for Adult World? Have they caved due to citizens being up in arms? I for one think it adds a "sleazy" element and undermines what we're trying to achieve. Whether there is a "soft" opening or a "big bang opening" the irony will be too much to bear. Also my cousin is a manager at wegman's and they're having a "soft opening" at beginning of October.
Sep 17, 2009 02:12 AM #29
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Jon Nehlsen

Thanks for the info, any update on the residential plans for other side of Arcola Rd.? We are interested in possible residence there. 

Sep 22, 2009 04:58 AM #30
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Andrew Himes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Collegeville, PA

Jon,

There was tqalk of there being a mixed use community being built on the site adjacent to the shopping center.  These plans had met signifcant resistance at numerous town meetings that i attended.  Current residents were citing added stresses on the already crowded roadways and school system as the reason for thier opposition.  As of now the land opposite the center (40 acres) and the land that b/t the shooping center and Rt 113 (25 acres) are now for sale.  So long story short any plans will now look to be built from scratch again.  As for what will be there is anyones guess and I'm sure a whole new set of town hall meetings will be scheduled once the potential purchaser applies for permits to build.  Sorry there isnt a more direct answer.

Sep 22, 2009 12:51 PM #31
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Sean

Are the smaller stores that are going to be there, clothing stores? I heard that there would be several stores that are already in the KOP mall and Philadelphia Premium Outlets! I heard an Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle, etc. Are these true?

Sep 26, 2009 04:59 PM #32
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Andrew Himes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Collegeville, PA

Sean,

The second phase of the shopping center will be all smaller type stores and will not be opening until the Spring of 2010 at the earliest.  They will only open this phase once they reach a certain percentage of signed leases, the exact percentage I'm not sure of as I dont represent the center in any facet, but my understanding is somewhere around 75% occupancy.  As for what will be there is still up in the air as some of the stores that had previously expressed interest in opening there are no longer in business.  Once i get some more info i will post it, but as of now there is nothing that is definite as they dont have a true schedule of when it will open.

Sep 28, 2009 01:55 AM #33
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Bob Thompson
I can confirm Chadds Ford winery, I'm the regional manager. We're also rolling out Souderton and Warrington locations this month.
Sep 28, 2009 05:06 AM #35
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Judy Grimes
Apple Store?!? SWEET!
Sep 28, 2009 05:07 AM #36
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Katie

Is Wegmans still going to open on October 11th?  that is right around the corner and I haven't seen any signs or advertisments.  I think what is really needed is a gas station on the corner of Arcola and Rt 29. 

Sep 29, 2009 01:44 AM #38
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Henrietta James
LOL! Apple store!
Sep 30, 2009 02:38 AM #40
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Umby

I do not understand why someone can not start a website to keep us all informed.  Seems like this whole project is a BIG secret.  but why?

Sep 30, 2009 02:49 AM #41
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Andrew Himes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Collegeville, PA

Not sure who the Andrew Himes (Providence Town Center Enthusiast) imposter is, but obviously someone with too much time on their hands.  I'm flattered that someone wants to be me, but seriously dont you have anything better to do?

Andrew Himes (the real one)

Sep 30, 2009 05:05 AM #43
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Andrew Himes
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Collegeville, PA

Umby,

This would be a great question for the developers of the shopping center (Brandolini Companies).  They are my source of information but not sure why they continue to have me ask for it.  It sure seems like it would be a lot more informative for everyone involved. 

Andrew Himes

Sep 30, 2009 05:08 AM #44
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Q

I know that Bestbuy is opening today, but what is the seret?

I have not head about any special discounts, or door prizes, giveaways.  How about grand opening discounts like 25% or more off.

Timberland opening at the outlets had a 40% off on everything, I should know because I shopped there at the grand opening at bought 3 pairs of boots for the price of one. (that is the type of grand opening I like.)

Are they giving out any specials coupons on electronics?

 

Oct 01, 2009 02:13 AM #45
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