Reisterstown Road Plaza

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Reisterstown Road Plaza
North side of Reisterstown Road Plaza.jpg
North side of Reisterstown Road Plaza
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Address 6700 block Reisterstown Road
Opening date 1962
No. of anchor tenants 7
No. of floors 1 (some offices on a second floor)
Public transit access BaltimoreMetroSubwayIcon.png Resiterstown Plaza
Website http://shopreisterstownroadplaza.com/

The Reisterstown Road Plaza, usually known since its inception simply as "The Plaza," is a shopping center and mall located near the Reisterstown Plaza Metro Subway Station. Originally built as an outdoor shopping center (with two parallel rows of stores between the original anchors Hecht's and Stewarts), it was later converted into an indoor mall, and then expanded with big box stores in an outdoor shopping area. The Reisterstown Road Plaza opened in 1962.

Previous anchors at the Reisterstown Road Plaza were the now defunct chains of Stewart's/Caldor, Zayre/Ames, Hechinger, and Hecht's. Some of the current anchors include Burlington Coat Factory, Home Depot, National Wholesale Liquidators, Modell's, and Giant Food. Other stores and restaurants include Shoe City, Economy Shoes, Foot Locker, Big Lots Stores, Popeyes, Applebee's, Panda Express, KFC, Long John Silvers, and Checkers

The Plaza also houses a satellite campus of Baltimore City Community College, CJIS, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Maryland Board of Nursing and the office of vital records for the state of Maryland.[1]

History[edit]

The Plaza was one of several areas in Baltimore that saw redevelopment as a result of a nearby transit system being constructed.[2] The nearby Metro Subway opened in 1983.

In 1986, a two-story office center at the Plaza was completed. It started out by housing the Maryland Lottery.[3]

In 1991, the Plaza underwent a 125,000-square-foot (11,600 m2) expansion[4]

In 1997, a fire damaged a section of the Plaza. This forced the closing of Woolworths.[5]

In 2001, Home Depot announced it would open a store in a new building behind the mall, which was itself undergoing a renovation at the time.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Jay Kemp (January 2009). International Vital Records Handbook. Genealogical Publishing Com. pp. 132–. ISBN 978-0-8063-1793-9. 
  2. ^ Metro-art in the metro-polis - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  3. ^ Insiders' Guide to Baltimore, 4th - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Addition planned for Reisterstown Road Plaza". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1991-07-24. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Fire at Woolworth's closes store, most of Reisterstown Road Plaza". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1997-07-13. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Reisterstown Rd. Plaza to get a Home Depot ; It's to be built behind a partly redone mall". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2001-10-30. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

Coordinates: 39°21′33″N 76°42′18″W / 39.35912°N 76.70513°W / 39.35912; -76.70513