The Commons Shopping Center

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The Commons is a 420 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.


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]


Other tenants[edit]

Cornerstone Development (Under Construction)[edit]


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Coordinates: 39°26′25″N 77°59′33″W / 39.44036°N 77.99251°W / 39.44036; -77.99251