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 is a 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2), five-story, enclosed shopping mall that opened on April 2, 1992. It is located at the intersection of Fenton Street and Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.
The mall is at the center of a revitalizing downtown Silver Spring. Current City Place anchors include Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory. An initial redevelopment in the early 2000s saw the addition of a row of street-level shops, including PNC Bank, Noodles & Company, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Ben & Jerry's. As of early 2015 the mall is undergoing extensive internal renovations. Management has announced the addition of several new archors to open their doors at the completion of the current build-out. The mall remains open during the renovation.
The building which houses the mall 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.
Anchors (Mar. 2015)
New anchors (Opening Summer/Fall 2015)
Other major retailers (Mar. 2015)
- "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.
- "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.
- "Ellsworth Place / H&R Retail". H&R Retail. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
- "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