Upscale Eateries Give Regional Malls a Lift

Posted 5/24/2015 Phildelphia Inquirer

After perusing a few boutique stores
and getting her hair done at Rizzieri Salon & Spa at Moorestown
Mall, Jamie McCulloh-Martin decided to go for dinner at Osteria a few
doors down.

“I’ve been here more in the last 1½ years since [Osteria] opened than
in all of my 22 years living in Moorestown,” said McCulloh-Martin, 50,
owner of a physical therapy chain, who ate outdoors with her
administrative director, Kelly Casio. “The mall is really changing, and
for the better.”

In the new mall world order, you can taste Jose Garces’ tacos at
Moorestown Mall, Bobby Flay’s burgers at Cherry Hill Mall, and filet
mignon at Morton’s – the Steakhouse at King of Prussia Mall.

The mall and high-end restaurants have struck up a marriage that’s
holding on to shoppers longer and generating a better return for
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