The Centre at Salisbury

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The Centre at Salisbury
Location Salisbury, Maryland
Coordinates 38°24′3″N 75°34′0″W / 38.40083°N 75.56667°W / 38.40083; -75.56667Coordinates: 38°24′3″N 75°34′0″W / 38.40083°N 75.56667°W / 38.40083; -75.56667
Address 2300 North Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21804
Opening date July 27, 1990
Developer Salisbury Springhill Ltd.[1]
Management Rouse Properties
Owner Rouse Properties
No. of stores and services 97[2]
No. of anchor tenants 5 (1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 862,000 sq ft (80,100 m2)[3]
No. of floors 1
Parking Lighted Lot
Website www.centreatsalisbury.com

The Centre at Salisbury is an 862,000-square-foot (80,100 m2) super-regional mall owned by Rouse Properties in Salisbury, Maryland. The mall is the only regional shopping mall in a 60-mile (97 km) radius. The main anchor stores include Macy's, Boscov's, Sears, and Dick's Sporting Goods. It also features a 16 screen cinema stadium-style Regal Cinemas movie theater that opened in 2005 in the space formerly occupied by Montgomery Ward. The Centre at Salisbury is the largest shopping mall on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

History[edit]

Construction began in the Spring of 1989 on The Centre of Salisbury, on a 57.9 acres (23.4 ha; 0.0905 sq mi) parcel.[1] The mall opened for business on July 27, 1990, located just 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the Salisbury Mall, which was built in 1968. The opening signaled the beginning of the end for the aging Salisbury Mall, which came about when it became obvious that an extension of the Salisbury bypass from U.S. Route 13 north over to U.S. Route 50 west was necessary to relieve the downtown congestion. It is no coincidence that The Centre at Salisbury is situated such as it is, at the juncture of two major highways—enjoying on the one hand, local business from U.S. Route 13, and beach traffic from the bypass on the other. The Centre was built at this location with that vision in mind. The Centre opened with anchors Hecht's (became Macy's in 2006), Boscov's, JCPenney, Sears, and Montgomery Ward (now Regal Cinemas).

The newly built Centre at Salisbury was able to attract more upscale establishments that were absent from the Salisbury Mall, including amenities that were standard at most regional shopping malls, like a food court and a modern 10 screen multi-plex theater (later 16 screens). Before, most shoppers would have to travel more than two hours away to the Baltimore/Washington, DC., Norfolk or Philadelphia metropolitan areas to shop upscale stores.

In 1995, Macerich acquired the mall from developer Salisbury Springhill Ltd.[1] In December 2013, Macerich Salisbury LP sold the mall to Rouse Properties.[4]

On January 15, 2014, it was announced that the JCPenney store would be closing as part of a plan to close 33 locations nationwide.[5] JCPenney closed on May 3, 2014.

Current stores[edit]

The Centre at Salisbury features nearly 100 stores and eateries, including 6 anchor stores.[2] Amenities include a 10-tenant food court, 16-plex movie theater, children's softplay area, soft seating areas, and more. The food court features a Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Restaurants around the mall include Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Greene Turtle. A Pier 1 Imports and Vernon Powell Shoes are also outside the mall.

The Centre at Salisbury is close to other major shopping centers, including The Commons (a 338,968-square-foot (31,491.2 m2)[6] center, the Lord Salisbury Center, and many other stores, strip malls, and restaurants.

Renovations and additions[edit]

The Centre at Salisbury was renovated in both 2005 and 2008. In 2010 the Food Court was remodeled, restrooms improved, WiFi added, and the establishment of a new Centre Court with Guest Services.[3] Junior anchor Men's Warehouse opened in 2012 in the plaza in front of Regal Cinemas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  2. ^ a b The Centre at Salisbury Store Lease Plan 8/21/2013
  3. ^ a b "The Centre at Salisbury Market Profile". Macerich. March 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Centre at Salisbury Mall Sold". Salisbury, MD: WBOC-TV. December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Here's A List Of The J.C. Penney Stores That Are Closing". The Huffington Post. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ DDR Corp The Commons Leasing Information

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