Willowbrook Mall is an indoor shopping mall as part of GGP or General Growth Properties in Wayne, New Jersey. GGP is a Chicago, Illinois property company that deals in shopping centers. They are well known throughout the northeast United States. Willowbrook Mall opened in 1969 and currently has 152 stores with 4 anchors. A total of 1,500,000 square feet makes up the mall, with a lighted lot for parking.
The mall is on Route 46, Route 23 and Interstate 80. The mall had to be expanded in 1970, 1988, and 2006 to fit the stores and update the interior. The size of the mall makes it the fourth largest mall in New Jersey. Currently the anchor stores are Bloomingdale's, Lord and Taylor, Macy's and Sears. Popular restaurants include California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory and Ruby Tuesday. Originally the anchor stores were Bamberger's, Sears, Stern's and Orbach's. Orbach's converted to Steinbach before becoming Lord and Taylor. Bloomingdale's is what used to be Stern's, and Bamberger is now Macy's.
A recent opening at the mall includes PS by Aeropostale. Willowbrook Mall has two floors. The accessories and some clothing stores at the mall include Anny Taylor, Bakers, Banana Republic, Bebe, Chocolat Blu, Ciella, Limited, Mandee, Metropark, New York and Co., Old Navy, Pac Sun, and Reflections. For beauty stores the mall offers Bare Essentials, Bath and Body Works, MAC Cosmetics, Perfume Galaxy, Perfume Palace, Plaza Salon, and Sephora. Shoppers looking for cards and gifts have Brookstone, Candy Plaza, Godiva, Hallmark, and Spencer Gifts. Children's Apparel includes Abercrombie, Baby Gap, Disney Store, Gap Kids, Gymboree, H&M, Kids Foot Locker, Old Navy, Rave, Stride Rite, Children's Place, and Zumiez.
Jewelry stores at Willowbrook Mall include Aldo, Claire's, Reflections, Piercing Pagoda, Michael Anthony Jewelers, and Littman Jewelers. Aeropostale, Against All Odds, American Eagle Outfitters, Dante Zeller Tuxedo, Hollister and Co., Hot Topic, J Crew, J Jill, Life Uniform, and Metropark are the men's stores. Any person shopping for music, entertainment or books can go to Eletronics Boutique, Funcoland, Fye, Radio Shack, and Software Etc.
Women's apparel stores are one of the largest sections of the mall. There is Ann Taylor, Ashley Stewart, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Lady Foot Locker, Lane Bryant, Love Culture, Mandee, Parallel, and Epic Designs. Above, a few of the sit down restaurants were mentioned. The mall also has a large food court with Arby's, Bourbon Street Cafe, Charley's, Cinnabon, Popeye's, Sarku, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Colella's Pizzeria, Wendy's, Dunkin Donuts, Master Wok, Nathan's, Wetzel's Pretzels, and Wholly Cow.
Programs are available at Willowbrook Mall. They include Specialty Leasing Opportunities, Mall Walkers, and Morris Habitat for Humanity. Each year different events are held at Willowbrook. For 2009 one event is the unveiling of new stores. There is also a Help Celebrate the 40 years Anniversary Sale, Halloween events, and much more. The mall does have Santa at the Holidays and the Easter Bunny for Easter. Children can get their photo taken at both times of the year to remember meeting the celebrities.