Franklin Mills Changing Name to Philadelphia Mills

The largest outlet shopping area in Philly announced a redevelopment worth millions -- that includes a name change -- Tuesday.

Under the redevelopment plans, Franklin Mills, which will change its name to Philadelphia Mills, will be transformed inside and out.

Plans include new mall entrances, landscaping and signage as well as new skylights, lighting, flooring and restrooms. The mall will also provide WIFI for customers, lounge areas and charging stations, according to a press release.

Renovations are already underway. A celebration marking the completion of the redevolpment is scheduled for fall 2015.

Franklin Mills, located in Northeast Philadelphia, employs more than 2,500 area residents and generates millions yearly for the city.

“Philadelphia Mills is an important part of the city's retail history and we look forward to working with the Mills as this incredible asset is transformed and repositioned for a bright future,” said City of Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger.

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