The Millcreek Mall is a one-level shopping center located 3.4 miles southwest of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, between Peach Street and Interstate 79, in Millcreek Twp. The center is often cited as being the fourth-largest shopping mall in the United States.
The complex opened in 1975 and was developed by the Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Company, who still own and operate it. Millcreek Mall attracts many visitors from Ohio, New York and Canada. Presently, the mall proper houses 121 store spaces, with 12 kiosks. The 175 store and restaurants figure often cited includes stores within the physical mall and its many peripheral restaurants, stores and strip plazas.
The mall property is also home to several restaurants including Max & Erma's, Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill, Outback Steakhouse, The Fox and Hound Pub, Red Lobster, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Arby's and Aoyama Japanese Steakhouse, which is located in a former Chi-Chi's.
A Homewood Suites, TownePlace Suites and a Fairfield Inn also sit on the property. The former Blair store, has been converted into the Erie Institute of Technology (EIT). The Hills / Ames department store, which sat empty for over five years, became All Seasons Market Place & Flea Market, an eclectic mix of stores with new and used items. Also on the property is Cinemark 6, a discount movie theater.
A Men's Wearhouse, OfficeMax, David's Bridal,Ollie's Bargain Outlet, and many smaller stores also occupy land on the site of the Millcreek Mall.