Chamber of Commerce names Meadowbrook Mall Business of the Year


May 24, 2024





Joe Bell                                                                        Noah Levy

Director of Corporate Communications                            Marketing Director

The Cafaro Company                                                     Meadowbrook Mall                                                   

330-743-7688                                                                 304-842-5441, Ext. 102

724-730-4532 (Mobile)


Meadowbrook Mall Celebrates County Award

Meadowbrook Mall was the star of the show during last night’s Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner. During the ceremony, Meadowbrook Mall received the award for Business of the Year, while Boscov’s, the mall’s newest anchor store, was honored as the New Business of the Year. This year’s Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, the Chamber’s 105th reiteration of the ceremony, took place at the historic Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center.

The success that has earned Meadowbrook Mall the title of Business of the Year is highlighted by the many renovations and investments that allow the shopping center to give customers the best experience. The most notable of these renovations is the opening of Boscov’s, the largest expansion project in the history of Meadowbrook Mall. The construction of Boscov’s 151,000-sq-ft. space initiated several smaller renovations throughout the shopping center, including the spaces now occupied by Books-A-Million and Marshall’s. After these upgrades were completed, Meadowbrook Mall continued its momentum. Since Boscov’s Grand Opening, employee-owned Tradehome Shoes opened its doors in a prime, Center Court location. Following Tradehome Shoes’ success, a 20,000-sq-ft. expansion has begun at Shoe Department, as well as the storewide renovation of Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Boscov’s, the Chamber of Commerce’s New Business of the Year, is the largest family-owned department store chain in the United States. The first Boscov’s store opened in 1918 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Since then, the Boscov family has opened 49 additional stores in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Ohio. Boscov’s location in Meadowbrook Mall is the chain’s 50th store to open, and is the first to open in West Virginia. After the store’s Grand Opening and “Shop for a Cause” charity event in the fall of 2023, Boscov’s has immediately established itself as a staple in the Harrison County Area.  Both Meadowbrook Mall and Boscov’s extend thanks to Harrison County and the Chamber of Commerce for honoring the roles the mall and the store play in the community.


Tradehome Shoes coming to Meadowbrook Mall



January 16, 2024



Joe Bell                                                                                      Noah Levy

Director of Corporate Communications                            Marketing Director

The Cafaro Company                                                              Meadowbrook Mall                                          

330-743-7688                                                                           304-842-5441, Ext. 102

724-730-4532 (Mobile)


Trading Spaces for Tradehome


A new and popular source for footwear is coming to Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  Tradehome Shoes will open a new store this spring in nearly 2,000 square foot location on the mall’s Center Court.  That space is currently occupied by Cardinal Market, which will be relocating to a 2,300 square foot space near the children’s play area.  This will be Tradehome’s first location in north-central West Virginia.

Tradehome Shoes is a 100% employee owned, service-oriented retailer of quality footwear. With more than 120 locations throughout the Heartland of the United States, it prides itself on having a knowledgeable and helpful team who go to great lengths to provide the best footwear buying experience anywhere.  Tradehome Shoes features styles for the whole family, with popular brands like Adidas, Asics, Birkenstock, Cole Haan, Crocs, Florsheim, Hey Dude, New Balance, Nike, Oofos, Ugg and many more.

The Meadowbrook Mall Complex is located on Interstate 79, Exit 121, in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  It has been serving the people of the Bridgeport/Clarksburg area since 1982.  To learn more, visit  Meadowbrook Mall is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio.  One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization has developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 14 states.   For more information on the Cafaro organization, log onto .



Boscov’s kicks off Grand Opening for first store in West Virginia


Boscov’s kicks off West Virginia grand opening celebration with Charity Day shopping as thousands flock to see new store in Bridgeport’s Meadowbrook Mall



BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WV News) — The line to get into the Boscov’s location at Meadowbrook Mall on Thursday stretched down the sidewalk in both directions, filled with hundreds of shoppers eagerly waiting to be among the first inside the area’s newest department store.

Each of those in attendance paid $5 for a shopping pass that allowed them to participate in the store’s Charity Day. All the proceeds from the sale of the passes will benefit 175 local nonprofits.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” said Jim Boscov, chairman and CEO of Boscov’s. “Certainly, it’s great to have a store full of people, but this is Charity Day. These are people who donated $5 to their favorite charity.”

Boscov had a very busy morning, which included greeting customers as they lined up outside and making periodic announcements over the store’s intercom system.

“People who have never seen us before are saying, ‘Wow, you guys really have everything.’ It’s a big store,” he said. “As busy as we are, we have about 220 co-workers that we’ve hired right from the area, plus we have another 150 that we’ve asked to come down from our other stores to help out. We’ve got lots of people to offer service.”

Wendy Imperial, a Bridgeport resident, said she’s been anticipating the opening of Boscov’s for several months.

“I walk every morning up here at the mall, so I’ve been watching the progress of stores moving and then this being built. I’m just thrilled that the day is finally here,” she said.

Imperial said she’s glad the mall was able to secure another anchor retailer after years of seeing stores move or relocate.

“So many times you see malls that are becoming obsolete. It’s so sad to see that square footage get emptied,” she said. “This is going to be an absolute boost in the arm of our community. All of the surrounding retailers are going to benefit from it. And we’re just thrilled that they chose this mall to come to and open a new store.”

Imperial used Boscov’s Charity Day to get a jump on her holiday shopping.

“I looked for some of the ‘door buster’ deals — I got some flashlights that I was looking for and then saw these that were on sale,” she said, holding up a decorative throw blanket. “I’m heading to women’s clothes to look at some things there that I’ve seen through the window as I’ve been walking.”

Harley Jeffries, a Bridgeport resident, said he’d also heard a lot about the Boscov’s opening.

“We’d been hearing about it for a while. It’s been underway and under construction. We’re always anxious — we’re a bunch of lookie-loos — to come see what’s what and what’s going on with the store and what all they have,” Jeffries said.

Thursday’s events kicked off Boscov’s Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration.

Friday will be Family Fun Day, featuring free family activities and entertainment. It will be the first opportunity for members of the public who didn’t purchase a Charity Day pass to shop in the store.

On Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m., the Bridgeport High School marching band will kick off a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Brad Riffee, executive director of the United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties, and representatives of United Way member agencies will cut a special ribbon made of $100 bills for the agencies, plus a $1,000 bill for the United Way itself.

Saturday shoppers also can take in performances by Elvis Aaron Presley Jr., and Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science.”

Senior Staff Writer Charles Young can be reached at 304-626-1447 or