Marshalls department store coming to the York Galleria mall

Maria Yohn
York Dispatch
A banner advertising the upcoming addition of a Marshalls store is on display at the York Galleria Mall. A representative from the department store confirmed that its anticipated opening is in April.

A Marshalls department store is coming to the York Galleria, partially filling the space vacated by one of the mall's former anchor stores, J.C. Penney.

Marshall's representative Katie Bobb said the company expects the store to open in April.

J.C. Penney had occupied 112,000 square feet of the enclosed Springettsbury Township mall and had operated at the site since November 1989. However, the York County store was one of five Penneys that closed in Pennsylvania in the spring of 2015 and one of the 39 that closed nationwide that year.

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Since then, Gold's Gym moved into the old department store in October 2016, taking up 31,000 square feet of the vacated space, along with Swedish clothing company H&M, which occupies a portion of the former J.C. Penney in its 20,000-square-foot space.

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The York Galleria has three remaining anchor stores — Boscov's, Sears and Bon-Ton. 

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Marshalls is a chain of off-price department stores owned by TJX Companies and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. It operates more than 1,000 stores across 42 states in the United States, as well as stores in Puerto Rico and Canada.