The Commons Shopping Center

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The Commons is a 400,000 SF open-air shopping center located on Retail Commons Parkway at the intersection of Exit 12 on Interstate 81 and Route 45 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

History[edit]

The initial plans for The Commons were submitted to the Berkeley County Planning Commission in February 2007. The original plans called for a 104,231 SF tenant to be beside Target. It was reported by The Journal on February 12, 2008, that a major tenant had backed out of the project. The unnamed major tenant was later replaced with Dick's Sporting Goods (50,000 SF) and a series of others, ranging from 1,000 to 15,000 SF.

Development started on the The Commons shopping center in May 2008. The 45-acre (180,000 m2) site was developed and is managed by AIG Baker, LLC. The first store (Bed Bath and Beyond) opened in early July 2009 with 8 other anchors opening within the next 45 days.[1] Staples is the only major anchor that did not have a 2009 opening.

Bed Bath & Beyond's store at The Commons is its third in West Virginia.[2]

In December 2012, an American Automobile Association office moved into the center from downtown.[3] A hotel is slated to be added in 2013.[4][5]

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Other tenants[edit]

Cornerstone Development (Proposed)[edit]

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