Francis Scott Key Mall

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Francis Scott Key Mall
Location Frederick, Maryland
Coordinates 39°22′58″N 77°24′21″W / 39.38278°N 77.40583°W / 39.38278; -77.40583Coordinates: 39°22′58″N 77°24′21″W / 39.38278°N 77.40583°W / 39.38278; -77.40583
Address 5500 Buckeystown Pike
Opening date 1978
Developer Crown American
Management Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
Owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
No. of stores and services 100
No. of anchor tenants 7
Total retail floor area 712,000 square feet[1]
No. of floors 1

Francis Scott Key Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Frederick, Maryland. Opened in 1978, it is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, Value City Furniture, DSW, Ethan Allen, Barnes & Noble and Dick's Sporting Goods.[1]


Original anchors at Francis Scott Key Mall in 1978 included Sears, Hess's, and Gee Bee. It was the second mall serving Frederick, the first being Frederick Towne Mall, which opened six years prior.[2] Leggett, now Belk, opened at the mall in 1991. The store was sold in 1996 to JCPenney, who relocated from Frederick Towne Mall.[3][4] Woolworth, an original tenant, closed in the mid-1990s. Its space was divided among smaller stores. Also, Hess's sold its store to Hecht's in 1995.[5]

Barnes & Noble opened a store in the mall in 2007.[6] Value City operated out of the former Gee Bee building from 1989 until 2008, when it was converted to Value City Furniture and DSW.[7] Dick's Sporting Goods opening in a new building outside in between Sears and Value City Furniture/DSW


  1. ^ a b "Property overview". Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Laino, Tripp (30 August 2012). "One Frederick mall dying, while another thriving". Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "J.C. Penney to join Frederick mall". The Baltimore Sun. 13 December 1996. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Towne Mall to see new lifestyle". Frederick News Post. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Salerno, Allison (11 September 1994). "Mall Stores Hope Bon-ton Brings Good Times As It Replaces Hess's". The Morning Call. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Waters, Jr., Ed (22 March 2007). "Barnes & Noble to open at mall". Frederick News Post. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Waters, Jr., Ed (19 March 2008). "Two stores fill former Value City space". Frederick News Post. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 

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