Morning Headlines: The Gallery Will Not Get High-End Stores

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Detail from a photo from labelscar.com

“It could be high-fashion, it could be Forever 21” we reported last December of PREIT’s plans for the Gallery. Well, it appears the high-end road will not be taken anytime soon. Instead, the space of the soon-to-be-closed Kmart will more likely house stores of the latter variety, in addition to getting a strong food presence.

According to Chris Hepp of the Inquirer, PREIT didn’t (or couldn’t?) seal the deal with any top-drawer department stores. CEO Joseph Coradino then mentioned food as “an important component” in transforming the Gallery into a go-to fashion place.

Gallery owner likely looking at ‘fast fashion,’ food [Inquirer]

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