Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is home to the Chambersburg Mall. It is located off of Interstate 81 near Scotland Pennsylvania. The mall had 56 stores with a capacity for 64 as of December 2008. Chambersburg Mall first opened in 1982 under the Crown American Mall Chain. At the time stores like Bon-Ton, Hess's, Sears, Gee Bee, and Carmike Cinemas were located at the mall. Hess's did not last as a department store, eventually closing down the entire company. JC Penny replaced the store location at Chambersburg Mall. Gee Bee also folded allowing Value city to enter the mall until 2008 when they closed down. Today the old Gee Bee store is Burlington Coat Factory. When the mall first opened it had the potential for 75 shops, but competition and newer locations have decreased the numbers.
The mall is now operated by Pennsylvania Real Estate Trust. They took over Crown American. The anchor stores at the mall today include Bon Ton, JC Penny, Sears, and Burlington. They also still have the Carmike Cinemas which is now a seven theater complex. Events are held at the mall each year. Pennsylvania State University often hosts events at the mall. Extreme Makeover Home Edition has also featured a few events at Sears.
Chambersburg Mall is open on Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm. The department store hours can vary based on holidays and other events. Holidays the mall can be closed or have extended hours before the holiday like Christmas time.
Accessory stores at Chambersburg Mall are Bolton's, Claire's Boutique, and Piercing Pagoda. Beauty and Bath stores include Bath and Body Works, Beauty Bar, Master Cuts, Nail Glamour, and Regis Salon. Hallmark and Waldenbooks are the two places to buy books, gifts, or cards. Some of the clothing store options are Aeropostale and Bolton's. The only electronics store is radio shack. Men's and women's fashion stores at Chambersburg Mall are American Eagle Outfitters, Maurices, and Pacific Sunwear.
Bhavani Enterprises, Only a Dollar, and Purdy Creek Crafts are some of the speciality shops at the mall. In the food court Auntie Anne's, Bonanza, Brother's Pizza, Gardner's Candies, Pretzels Plus, Smoothie Authority, and Subway are available. In Chambersburg there are more places to eat than what is just at the mall. Some of these locations are close to the mall making choices a little more varied. For example restaurants in Chambersburg include 30 West Family Restaurant, All Occasion Cakes, All Star Grill, American Doughnut, Arby's, Armando' Italian, Burger King, CR Bucks, Capital Restaurant, and Fisher Sam. There is a cuisine for everyone no matter what visitors might be interested in.
The business traveler or other visitor may find the accommodations near the Chambersburg Mall helpful. The mall is set in a busy traffic area. Despite the loss of some traffic to the mall the rest of the area is a destination. Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Days Inn, and Comfort Inn are a few hotels in Chambersburg that are within driving distance of the mall.