Health centers quickly filling up space in Philly area malls
“But movement into malls is a new trend – one that no doubt will grow,” Brown said. “The big question is if we may start to see entire health-care campuses moving into struggling malls. This has not happened in large numbers yet, but we do see this as a likely trend ahead.”
By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
How about treating yourself to a shopping spree after getting good news at your annual physical? That opportunity has arrived, as more mall spaces are being used as medical offices and health centers to resuscitate struggling suburban malls. Examples in the Philadelphia area include Main Line Health Center at Exton Square Mall, Suburban Health Center at Plymouth Meeting Mall, and the Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH) at Voorhees Town Center. Retail and real estate experts say the trend is on the rise, especially among malls looking to fill space vacated by traditional retailers with new tenants to generate rental income and increase traffic.