Arundel Mills

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Arundel Mills
Arundel-mills-logo.jpg
Location7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, Maryland, U.S.
Opening dateNovember 2000; 18 years ago (2000-11)
DeveloperThe Mills Corporation
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services225
No. of anchor tenants17
Total retail floor area1,630,000 sq ft (151,000 m2)
No. of floors1
Public transit accessBus transport Metrobus: B30
Bus transport MTA Maryland bus: 75, 201
Bus transport RTA Central Maryland bus: 201, 202, 501, 502
Websitehttp://www.simon.com/mall/arundel-mills
Oblique air photo of Arundel Mills Mall, January 2009, prior to casino construction
The Coca-Cola Entry 2
The Rowhouse Entry No. 1 at night
Cinemark Egyptian 24 Megaplex Theaters main entry
Exterior view of the Live! Casino & Hotel at Arundel Mills Mall

Arundel Mills is a mall located in Hanover, Maryland (south of Baltimore, near BWI Airport) and owned by Simon Property Group. With its 1,630,000 sq ft (151,000 m2) GLA, it is the largest mall in the state of Maryland. The mall is located at the intersection of Maryland Route 100 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Maryland Route 295) in northwestern Anne Arundel County (hence the name "Arundel" Mills).

Arundel Mills opened in November 2000 and, as of July 21, 2007, had over 225 stores.[1] It is the first enclosed mall to feature a Medieval Times dinner theater.[2] In addition to 17 large anchor stores, Arundel Mills features a Dave & Buster's, the Live! Casino & Hotel, and an Egyptian-themed 24-screen megaplex theater. The cinema was the only outlet of its Muvico Theaters chain in the state of Maryland before being sold to Cinemark in March 2009.[3]

The mall's interior layout features a "racetrack" design and, more noticeably, the outline of a boat. Mall sponsors are Coca-Cola, Comcast, and Discover Card.[citation needed] It was formerly sponsored by The Baltimore Sun and Toyota.[citation needed]

Mall neighborhoods[edit]

Arundel Mills has five distinct neighborhoods, each with anchors and at least one mall entry. The neighborhoods are based on Maryland's culture.

  • Charm City Neighborhood 1 – with the rowhouse entry (2 top pictures), formerly sponsored by Toyota.
  • Maryland Scenic Drive Neighborhood 2 – with the Coca-Cola bottle entry leading into the Roundhouse (train station) food court (see top picture), sponsored by Safeway.
  • Ocean City Boardwalk Neighborhood 3 – with the crab entry, Cinemark 24 movie theater entrance, and another separate restaurant entry. It's sponsored by Comcast Cable.
  • Fashion Avenue Neighborhood 4 – with the marsh entry, sponsored by Discover Card. This neighborhood has the most apparel stores.
  • Boating the Bay Neighborhood 5 – with the nautical entry, was formerly sponsored by EarthLink.

Anchor and department stores[edit]

Former anchor stores[edit]

  • Crayola Works (first location in the chain; opened June 2002, closed February 2004, replaced by Last Call in 2006)
  • f.y.e. (replaced by Forever XXI) – moved to a smaller storefront elsewhere in the mall in 2013
  • Jillian's (location acquired by Dave & Buster's)
  • Last Call (a Neiman Marcus outlet) (closed 2018)
  • Muvico (location acquired by Cinemark in March 2009)
  • Sun & Ski Sports (replaced by Modell's Sporting Goods)

Restaurants and entertainment[edit]

Surrounding area[edit]

While not officially a part of Arundel Mills mall, big-box stores, major retailers, and restaurants adjacent to the property include Chick-fil-A, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Costco, Dunkin Donuts, Golden Corral, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald's, Men's Wearhouse, Michaels, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Red Lobster, Safeway, Staples, Starbucks, T.G.I. Friday's, Walmart, and Wendy's.

Lodging facilities in the immediate vicinity include Aloft Arundel Mills (by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, which in turn is owned by Marriott), Element by Westin Arundel Mills, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Residence Inn by Marriott, and TownePlace Suites by Marriott.

Educational facilities in the area include Anne Arundel Community College and Frank-Hebron Harman Elementary School.

Live! Casino & Hotel[edit]

After Maryland voters approved slot machine gambling in Maryland in 2008, The Cordish Company planned a slots parlor next to the mall. The proposal for slots at Arundel Mills was on the ballot as a referendum in the November 2010 elections; the referendum passed, and construction began on the casino shortly afterward, with the grand opening of its first phase held on June 6, 2012.[4] Since full completion in September 2012, Live! Casino & Hotel has about 380,000 sq. ft. of floor space and 4,750 gaming slots.[5] Live! Casino & Hotel is a free-standing facility, separated from Arundel Mills by the inner mall ring road.[6] Although not directly connected to the mall, the casino is within walking distance of the food court entrance. Live! Casino & Hotel includes a 5,000-space parking structure at Arundel Mills with a "smart park" green-and-red-light space availability feature, such as the system used at nearby BWI Airport.[6] Parking is available free of charge during all mall hours for Arundel Mills shoppers.[6]

Live! Casino & Hotel includes several dining options, including Bobby's Burger Palace;[7] The Cheesecake Factory;[7] and a Prime Rib steakhouse. The project was to feature an Obrycki's Crab House and Seafood Restaurant, though the restaurant announced in November 2011 that it would not be opening a location there. Instead, Phillips Seafood opened a location at the site.[8] Live! Casino & Hotel has a live music venue, operated by Annapolis-based Rams Head,[7] which includes fixed seating for approximately 300 in a cabaret-style design with several stepped viewing levels of the stage.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arundel Mills Information". Simon.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  2. ^ "The Mills Corporation 2003 Annual Report" (PDF). Ticker Online Magazine. 2003. Retrieved March 26, 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ DiOrio, Carl (March 24, 2009). "Nat'l Amusements fails to attract bidders". The Hollywood Reporter. Nielsen Business Media. Archived from the original on March 26, 2009. Retrieved March 26, 2009.
  4. ^ "Maryland Live! Casino Begins Turning On Slot Machines For Its Opening In June". WJZ. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills Breaks Ground". CityBiz Real Estate. Archived from the original on February 23, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c "Casino is a good fit for Arundel Mills". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  7. ^ a b c d "Maryland Live! At Arundel Mills Unveils Plans for Nationally-Acclaimed Restaurants & Music Venue". The Cordish Companies. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  8. ^ "Phillips Seafood to join Cordish Cos. at Maryland Live slots casino". The Baltimore Sun. November 29, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012.

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Coordinates: 39°9′29.82″N 76°43′29.22″W / 39.1582833°N 76.7247833°W / 39.1582833; -76.7247833