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Laurel Mall Closes

After years of redevelopment plans, the mall finally closed its doors.

 

Laurel Mall moved a step closer toward redevelopment this week.

On Monday, the mall officially closed its doors, The Gazette reports. The mall had been slated for redevelopment since at least 2007 and now developers are positioning plans to move the project forward.

About 10 stores were open in the mall at the beginning of the year when the developer delayed demolition of the site’s parking lot. 

Tom Fitzpatrick, president and chief operating officer of the Owings Mill-based firm Greenberg Gibbons, which is redeveloping the mall, told The Gazette that his firm is finalizing an agreement with Burlington Coat Factory. The store has eight years left on its lease and is still open at the mall.

There isn’t a specific timetable of when the mall would be demolished after the .

The development company plans to redevelop the mall as a town center. A movie theater has already signed up with the

Laura Yingling May 07, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I loved the tailor inside the mall, does anyone know where they moved to?
Cynthia May 12, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I think people should boycott that particular Burlington to force their hand. I hate to think that one store can stand in the way of much needed development. Laurel is an underserved community. We need the amenities that a town center will bring.
Will May 15, 2012 at 03:04 PM
This mall will fall down before anything is done what a waste of space for Laurel!
John S May 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM
http://ww2.gazette.net/stories/02172011/laurnew171540_32533.php From February 17, 2011 Gazette Story: "Some preliminary plans for the site include repositioning Burlington Coat Factory to achieve more flexibility on site and putting Macy's in a more visible location, Fitzpatrick said." Also: Excerpt from Gazette February 20, 2011 story: Gibbons' team and consultant Robert DiPietro met with members of Laurel's City Council last week to discuss the new venture. "I'm just so excited that something's finally moving," said Councilwoman Jan Robison (Ward 1). "Somera is a good company but they're based in California and it's hard to get work done across the country. Greenberg Gibbons is right here. They've done work in the area." End excerpt February 17, 2011 Gazette story
Joan J May 31, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Like! The city of Laurel needs revitalizing. It's a ghost town for shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

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