As you do your holiday shopping at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, NJ, you may have no idea that just a few years ago, the mall looked very different.

According to Wikipedia, the mall opened in 1975 with four anchors stores - Bamburger's, Sears, Hahne & Co., and JC Penney.  The latter is the only one of those anchors that remains today.

The anchor stores aren't the only things that have changed at the mall since opening.  Many stores and restaurants have come and gone, but one of the things that surprises people the most is that up until the early-1990's, a movie theater was located in the mall in the space that is now home to LensCrafters and Regal Salons.

Up until the recent renovations, Quaker Bridge Mall was one of the rare malls that did not have a food court.  Instead, there were quick serve restaurants located throughout the mall.  There was a McDonald's on the second floor near Sears and a Wendy's on the second floor near JC Penney.  There was also a Chick-Fil-A and a Friendly's.

Check out these "retro" pics of the mall that are posted on their Facebook page...


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