Reading, Pennsylvania is one of the largest cities in the state. As of 2007, over 80,000 residents could be found in the state. Reading has a long history with the French and Indian War creating a military base in the state. Since these early times Reading has grown to be both economically and industrially important. Residents and visitors to the area can shop at the Fairgrounds Square Mall. The mall is dedicated to supplying the best prices and fashions.
Fairgrounds Square Mall is located on 3050 North Fifth Street Highway in Reading. The mall hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 9pm. Sunday the mall is open 11am to 5pm. There are holiday hours that do close the mall. Department stores may vary in hours from the rest of the mall.
With over fifty stores there is going to be something for all shoppers at the mall to enjoy. In the health and beauty category Bella Pierre Cosmetics, Cost Cutters, Le Nails, Regis Hairstylist, and Salon Secrets Day Spa are available. Children's fashion stores are Against All Odds, Air Graphics, Kariza Design, McGinn School Apparel, Rainbow Kids, and the Sports Scene. For shoes for both adults and children there are Payless and the Shoe Dept.
The anchor stores at Fairgrounds Square Mall are Boscovs and JC Penny Outlet. The mall is not large enough to have four anchor stores. For gifts, cards, and candy the mall provides Dollars Land, Hallmark Heritage Shop, Pillow Pets, and Spencer Gifts. Music, books and entertainment at the mall vary. Entertainment can be found at the Cinema Centers or the Fairgrounds Family Fun Center. Four J's Electronics, Funland, FYE, Golden Eagle Comics, Keyboard World, and Radio Shack are other options.
Women's fashion stores will include Against All Odds, All about Me Fashions, Burlington Coat Factory, Deb Shop, Fashion Outlet, Jump Sports Wear, No Question, and Super Shoes. Men can shop at the same stores and also Nivana's Closet and the Sports Scene.
There are nine stores for food and drink. These stores are Bavarian Pretzel, Chef Alan's American Bistro, Eastern Buffet and Grill, Fairgrounds Deli, Gatto's Pizza, Java Joz, Pretzel Gourmet, and Taco Casa. The mall in Reading is just part of the offerings visitors and residents can enjoy. Near the mall are a number of different restaurants popular with Americans. For example Canal Street Pub, Dans Restaurant, Peanut Bar, Riveredge, J's Place, the Ugly Oyster, and Red Lobster are a few other eating options.
Each year the Fairgrounds Square Mall offers events for the family and shoppers to take part in. A few of these events include drawings, school supply collection, family movie night, radio Disney, and the shopper's prize club. Movie night is held at Cinema Center which has some of the hit movies released throughout the year. They try to bring in the most popular options. Near the mall are accommodations for visitors to stay at. These hotels will range from motels to some of the nicer hotel chains in the US.