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