A circa-1980 site plan of CHRISTIANA MALL. Promoted as "Fashionable, Fabulous & Fun", the 20 million dollar complex encompassed 850,000 leasable square feet and was completed in two stages. Inline stores between Strawbridge & Clothier and Bamberger's opened in late 1978. Those along the Bamberger's-to-Penney's mallway debuted in 1979 and 1980.