Crossroads Shopping Plaza

New Castle, Delaware

Crossroads Shopping Plaza is located at the intersection of Route 9 & I-295 at the base of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  The shopping center was developed and built by John B. Rich in 1960. The center is still anchored by its’ original tenant, A&P. (Now by Superfresh one of its subsidiaries.) At the time that it was constructed it was touted as being one of the most accessible shopping center locations on the Eastern Seaboard, linking the New Jersey Turnpike with US Routes 13 and 40. (Hence the name Crossroads). Furthermore, its’ central location along Route 9 (New Castle Avenue) linked the rapidly expanding populations of both the Wilmington area and the New Castle area together. Today not much has changed.  The center’s ideal location makes it a highly desirable location for both national tenants and locally owned businesses.


• BP Gasoline and Mini Mart

• Exquisite Design Salon

• Superfresh Food Markets

• Super Laundromat

• Advanced Auto

• Beauty World

• H&R Block

• Giovanni’s Place

• Tobacco Outlet

• Elegant Nails

• Boost Mobile

• EZ Loans

• Payless Shoe Source

• Family Dollar

• As well as a number of 2nd floor office space


Municipality & County: New Castle County

Interesting Facts: Earlier tenants included: W.T. Grant Junior Department Store and Hoy’s Variety Store.  A&P expanded and remodeled in the late 1970s only to burn down right after it opened. The rumor was that the Unions were upset since they were not awarded the construction contract. More than 92,000 vehicles per day travel along Route 40 (I-295).


Crossroads Shopping Plaza (New Castle Avenue & I-295)

2043 New Castle Avenue,

New Castle, DE 19720

10 Gilberton Road Gilberton, PA 17934