TownMall of Westminster

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TownMall of Westminster
Town Mall of Westminster (6004539052).jpg
Entrance to TownMall of Westminster, August 2011
Coordinates39°34′43″N 76°58′59″W / 39.57861°N 76.98306°W / 39.57861; -76.98306Coordinates: 39°34′43″N 76°58′59″W / 39.57861°N 76.98306°W / 39.57861; -76.98306
Address400 N Center Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Opening dateMarch 4, 1987[1]
DeveloperShopco Advisory Group
ManagementThe Woodmont Company
OwnerWestminster Mall LLC
No. of stores and services84
No. of anchor tenants4 (3 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area629,097 s.f.
No. of floors1 (2 in Boscov's)
Parking2,708 spaces
Public transit accessBus transport Carroll Transit System bus: Eldersburg to Westminster, Taneytown to Westminster, Westminster TrailBlazer
Websitehttp://www.townmallofwestminster.com

TownMall of Westminster, formerly known as Cranberry Mall, is a shopping mall located in Westminster, Maryland, United States on Maryland Route 140. Managed by Westminster Mall LLC, the mall features more than 80 stores, including a food court and Movie Theater. Belk, Boscov's, Dick's Sporting Goods, and RC Theaters are the mall's anchors.

History[edit]

The mall opened in 1987 with the name "Cranberry Mall". The original anchors were Leggett (now Belk), Caldor, Montgomery Ward (now Boscov's) and Sears, which opened on a site originally planned for Hutzler's before that chain went bankrupt. Montgomery Ward opened in 1990.[2] After closing in 2001, Montgomery Ward became Boscov's,[3][4] while Caldor closed in 1999 and later became the first Steve & Barry's store in Maryland.[5] After this store closed, the space was split in 2010 between Dick's Sporting Goods, Gold's Gym and Paradise of Fun (now Fun and Fit Factory).[6] It is the only mall to have both northeastern chain Boscov's and southern chain Belk together in the same mall. The Boscov's store has the only escalators and quite possibly the only freight elevator in Carroll County.

As of December 2015, there have been a number of closings, including Shenk&Title, The Dress Barn, Super Buffet, Radio Shack, Bon Worth, Hurricane Racing, Deb, Things Remembered, KFC, and a coffee shop that had changed names a few times over the past two years Mugshots, Black and White, Coffee Shop. Many of the closed store's spaces remain vacant or house temporary seasonal clientele. [7]

On June 23, 2017, Gold's Gym announced it would be closing as a result of an inability of not coming to terms of leasing.[8] Later in the year, THE GYM opened up in that space.

In early December 2017, it was announced that the mall had been sold to Westminster Mall, LLC.[citation needed]

On October 15, 2018, it was announced the Sears store would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide as a result of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.[9] The store closed on January 6, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xMUlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iPwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5438,6165862&dq=cranberry-mall+westminster+leggett&hl=en
  2. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-03-15/news/9213002667_1_mall-cranberry-anchor-stores
  3. ^ "Boscov's will fill the space Montgomery Ward vacated at TownMall of Westminster. (Opening for Business).(Westminster, Maryland store to open)(Brief Article)". Chain Store Age. July 1, 2002. Retrieved 2008-10-31.[dead link]
  4. ^ Chansanchai, Athima (April 6, 2003). "Boscov's Department Store Opens at Westminster, Md., Mall". The Baltimore Sun via Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  5. ^ "Business Notes". October 5, 2003.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2012-01-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/townmall-s-newest-tenant-to-add-jobs-to-area/article_806787a0-1a4f-52ba-8ab5-1bb1b3123e60.html?mode=jqm[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/westminster/ph-cc-golds-gym-20170623-story.html
  9. ^ Bomey, Nathan; Tyko, Kelly (October 15, 2018). "Sears store closing list: 142 more Sears, Kmart locations closing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved October 15, 2018.

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