Princeton Restaurant Opening New Location at King of Prussia Mall

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Everyday there seems to be fresh news of more stores and restaurants coming to the King of Prussia Mall expansion. The newest one is pretty exciting.

Princeton-based restaurant Mistral will be opening a new 3,700-square-feet restaurant at the entrance of the mall, between Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor. Headed up by executive chef Scott Anderson, the restaurant has a rotating seasonal menu focused on local ingredients.

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Here’s What You’ll See at KOP’s New High-End Stores

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Inside DVF at KOP. | Photo by Jacob Snavely for DVF.

We’ve reported extensively on the King of Prussia Mall expansion, bringing you a first look at the expansion connecting the former Court and Plaza, as well as announcing new stores we can expect in the expansion. Lo and behold, the day is quickly approaching where the new KOP masterplan will to the public—August 18th—and images are starting to trickle in of the fabulous new storefronts, not least among them David Yurman and DVF of Diane von Furstenberg. Situated in the luxury brand hub inside the new connector wing of the KOP mall, the two high-end retailers feature jewelry and clothing, respectively, for the luxe lady. Take a first look inside the two new spaces opening early: Read more »

WATCH: Full Surveillance Video Released Showing King of Prussia Mall Kidnapping

A woman identified as 32-year-old Cherie Amoore walks through and out of the King of Prussia mall with seven-month-old

A woman identified as 32-year-old Cherie Amoore walks through and out of the King of Prussia Mall with seven-month-old Ahsir Simmons.

The full surveillance video showing the March 31st abduction of seven-week-old Ahsir Simmons from the King of Prussia Mall has just been released. Cherie Amoore, 32, allegedly kidnapped the infant after befriending his mother; she walked with them through the mall, sat with them at the food court, then took the baby while his mother was distracted by another young child.  Read more »

Three New Stores Announced for KOP Expansion

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A rendering of the new King of Prussia mall addition.

The King of Prussia Mall expansion continues on schedule, and the mall addition that will (finally!) connect the Plaza and the Court is starting to take shape. Today, mall owner Simon Property Group announced three new stores that are coming to the King of Prussia Mall sometime in late summer.

Headlining that list is Superdry, the U.K.-based outfitter that combines American-style fashion with nonsense Japanese script (really, it’s all gibberish) plastered on its outerwear. Read more »

Farmer-Owned Restaurant Coming to the KOP Town Center

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Founding Farmers Restaurant Groupowned by and partnering directly with the North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU), is bringing their next family farm-driven restaurant to the King of Prussia Town Center.

Founding Farmers will be a 14,000 square foot restaurant with two levels—the in-house bakery on the first floor, and the dining room and bar on the second. But this isn’t just any restaurant. There’s a good story behind Founding Farmers, and it starts with the NDFU.

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Urban Outfitters Is Making Big Moves at the King of Prussia Mall

Many people don’t associate URBN’s brands with each other, but the company hopes to change that perception soon. This fall, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie and (wait for it) Pizzeria Vetri, URBN’s newest addition, will form a cluster within the King of Prussia Mall. This mall-within-a-mall will be more than just a bohemian girl’s haven; it’s a new concept for the company — and a bit of a gamble.  Read more »

Hai Street Kitchen Is in Expansion Mode

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Hai Street Kitchen team (left to right: Patrick Hughes, Christa Vigilante, Nick Muzyczka, Rachel Knable, Craig Williams, Sun Joon Kim)poses with their new wheels

Hai Street Kitchen is revving it up as the weather warms up. The sushi burrito fast-casual brand is going mobile with a food truck that will be hitting the streets. This week the truck will be at the following locations:

  • Wednesday between 33rd and 34th on Market Street from 11 am to 2 pm.
  • Thursday at Almac Pharma Group in Souderton, PA from 10:30 am to 2 pm.
  • Friday between 33rd and 34th on Market Street from 11 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Friday Evening at Free Will Brewery in Perkasie, PA from 4 pm to  9pm.
  • Saturday at 8 Oaks Distillery in New Tripoli, PA from 10:30 am to 6 pm.

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SEPTA Picks a King of Prussia Rail Route

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SEPTA has chosen the PECO/Turnpike alignment as its “locally preferred alternative” for routing the King of Prussia rail spur. Map | SEPTA

SEPTA has reached a decision on which of the five possible routings for a Norristown High-Speed Line spur to King of Prussia it prefers.

A map showing the “Recommended Locally Preferred Alternative” route was released last week. The route chosen branches off the NHSL main line between Hughes Park and DeKalb Street stations, then follows a PECO transmission line right-of-way from the wye junction to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It then hugs the south side of the Turnpike right-of-way until it reaches the King of Prussia malls. The line follows Mall Boulevard around the north side of the mall property, then crosses the Turnpike to follow First Avenue through the King of Prussia business park.
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Hold the Phone: Jimmy Choo and DVF Are Coming to the King of Prussia Mall

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Styles by DVF and Jimmy Choo. | Images via DVF, Jimmy Choo.

Your favorite reason to trek out to the suburbs, shopping at the King of Prussia Mall, is about to get a whole lot more exciting. Luxury retail brands Jimmy Choo and Diane von Furstenberg are set to open this year in the mall’s new connector expansion linking The Court and Plaza. (See renderings here.) Read more »

Watch: Time-Lapse Video of King of Prussia Mall Expansion

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By fall 2016, the King of Prussia Mall expansion will be finally finished, but the folks at Simon Property Group offered a look at the project’s progress to date with a new time-lapse video (see below.) Once it’s all done, the mall will span 2.86 million square feet with 450 retailers and restaurants.

In June, 2015, The Plaza and Court were first connected by a 170,000 square foot structure that will house 50 new stores, along with cafes, fountains and a new parking complex. In March, brands will begin building out their new stores and they should finish by summer 2016. Read more »

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