City Place Mall
Main Entrance at the corner of Colesville Rd. and Fenton St.
|Location||Silver Spring, Maryland|
|Owner||Petrie Ross Ventures|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|No. of floors||5|
|Website||City Place Mall|
City Place Mall, at the intersection of Fenton Street and Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, is a 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2), five-story shopping mall that opened on April 2, 1992. It was formerly a Hecht Company department store, the first suburban Washington, D.C., branch of that company, which opened in 1947; the downtown Silver Spring Hecht's closed when the Hecht's at Wheaton Plaza opened in 1987. From its start, the mall included "upscale" discount stores including original tenants Nordstrom Rack and Ross Dress for Less. The mall also included an AMC movie theater on its fifth floor, but it closed shortly after a 20-screen Consolidated Theatres (now Regal Theaters) opened directly across Ellsworth Drive from City Place. In 2005 Rihanna did a free concert at the mall, on a temporary stage that covered the fountain. The event was sponsored by D.C.'s hit music station Hot 99.5, and was in support of her debut album Music of the Sun, with proceeds donated to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The mall is at the center of a revitalizing downtown Silver Spring. Current City Place anchors include Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory. There is also a row of street-level shops, including PNC Bank, Noodles & Company, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Ben & Jerry's, and a lower level food court now vacant with the exception of Brass Hen. The new slogan for City Place is "Life. Style. In the City." There is a proposal to build an office tower on top of the mall.
Anchors (Jan. 2014)
Other Major retailers (Jan. 2014)
- "City Place Grand Opening Today," The Washington Post, Apr 2, 1992, p. M5.
- "Silver Spring Mall Calls Shoppers Back Home," by Retha Hill, The Washington Post, Apr 3, 1992, p. 1.
- "For Silver Spring Mall, Downtown Is No Paradise; City Place Hanging On, but Still Battling for Business," by Charles Babington; Louis Aguilar, The Washington Post, Jun 12, 1994, p. B1.
- http://silverchips.mbhs.edu/story/5876 "Rihanna performs at free concert in City Place Mall," Silver Chips Online, Nov. 12, 2005
- "A Slow, Sure Bloom After the Boom; Developments in Silver Spring Gain Momentum After Years of Planning," by Neil Irwin, The Washington Post, Jun 24, 2002, p. E4.
- "City Place looks for change of pace: Office space," by Douglas Fruehling, Washington Business Journal, Sep 8, 2006.