Harford Mall

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Harford Mall
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LocationBel Air, Maryland, USA
Coordinates39°31′33″N 76°21′29″W / 39.525859°N 76.358017°W / 39.525859; -76.358017Coordinates: 39°31′33″N 76°21′29″W / 39.525859°N 76.358017°W / 39.525859; -76.358017
Address696 Bel Air Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
Opening date1973[1]
OwnerCBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
No. of stores and services94 [2]
No. of anchor tenants3
Total retail floor area505,372 sq ft [3]
No. of floors1
Parking2,542 (including Annex) [3]
Public transit accessBus transport Harford Transit bus: 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3
Websitewww.harfordmall.com

The Harford Mall is a shopping mall owned by CBL & Associates Properties that is located near the junction of Maryland Route 24 and U.S. Route 1, about 32 miles (51 km) north of Baltimore, in Bel Air, Maryland. Its anchors include Macy's and Sears.[3] It is the only shopping mall in Harford County, Maryland. The mall was built on the previous site of the Bel Air Racetrack.

History[edit]

Originally opened in 1973 by Mid Atlantic Realty Trust, it featured an E.J. Korvette and Montgomery Ward as its anchor stores.[4] Korvette became Hutzler's then Hecht's, and finally Macy's. Another early tenant was an F.W. Woolworth Company store in center court. Sears replaced Montgomery Ward. The Harford Mall was purchased by CBL & Associates Property, Inc. in 2003 for $71 million. Hochschild Kohn was opened during the first expansion of the mall. The store opened in October 1977. [5] This later became the original food court.

During the period of 2006 and 2007, the mall underwent an extensive renovation. The center court and the interior of the mall were remodeled, and the exterior was also given a facelift. The original indoor food court was entirely removed in favor of additional retail space. A new "food court" was constructed outside the mall, at which time new restaurants such as Qdoba, Bonefish Grill, Five Guys, Vaccaros Italian Pastries, and Red Robin moved into the outdoor spaces. In addition, more upscale retailers, such as Hollister (which replaced the former KB Toys and later closed) and American Eagle were also added.[6] In 2013, the mall lost longtime tenant Old Navy, which moved to the new Boulevard at Box Hill shopping center in Abingdon, Maryland and was then replaced by The Shoe Department Encore[7], and Payless Shoe Source announced plans to close its Harford Mall location in February of 2019 as part of the chain's bankruptcy. [8] In the same month, Charlotte Russe also announced plans to close its Harford Mall location along with many other stores across the country. [9] Other eateries located inside the mall include The Greene Turtle, Friendly's, Sino Wok, and Pretzel Twister.

The mall is located across from what is known as "The Harford Mall Annex", which is a section of retail stores located directly across the street from the mall on Boulton Street, facing one of the entrances to Macy's. Stores located in "The Annex" include Office Depot, Dollar Tree, PetsMart and Banfield Pet Hospital, and Best Buy. These stores are listed in the directory on Harford Mall's website, although they are not physically located inside the mall. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBL Buys Harford Mall". Archived from the original on 15 March 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Harford Mall Store Listing". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Harford Mall Fact Sheet". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ staff, ROBIN BENJES, Aegis. "October: Christmas comes early for county employees". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ http://baltimoresun.imagefortress.com/search/asset_details/1185941?adv%5Bquery%5D=harford+mall&page=1&results_index=3
  6. ^ https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/harford-mall-sports-new-look-new-stores-after-renovation
  7. ^ https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/belair/ph-ag-bel-air-businesses-0517-20130516-story.html
  8. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/02/15/payless-shoesource-all-u-s-stores-liquidating-and-closing/2885949002/
  9. ^ https://patch.com/maryland/belair/bel-air-charlotte-russe-store-slated-closure-report
  10. ^ http://www.harfordmall.com/directory

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