Laurel Mall Redevelopment: New Tenant, Construction Schedule Unveiled

Sports Authority joins the list of businesses for Towne Centre Laurel. Retail construction is due to wrap up in Oct. 2014.

National sporting goods chain Sports Authority has joined the list of businesses for Towne Centre Laurel, the planned $130 million redevelopment of the site where Laurel Mall once stood.

Greenberg Gibbons, the developer behind the open-air retail and residential plaza, revealed an updated list of tenants along with an estimated construction schedule at Monday night's Laurel Mayor and City Council meeting.

Sports Authority will occupy a 33,458 sqft. space, according to Greenberg Gibbons.

The complex is also set to include a 49,002 sqft. Harris Teeter supermarket, a 50,507 sqft. Regal Cinemas movie theater, and an upgraded 64,964 sqft. Burlington Coat Factory store.

In all, the developer plans to build 400,000 sqft. of retail, dining, and entertainment space as well as 435 residential units.

Greenberg Gibbons laid out the following timetable on Monday:

  • May 2013: Site work starts 
  • June 2013: Construction of phase 1 of retail space begins
  • July 2013: Demolition of the existing Burlington Coat Factory store concludes 
  • November 2013: Harris Teeter’s pad site delivers 
  • November 2013: Construction of phase 2 of retail space begins
  • February 2014: Shell of phase 1 retail is complete
  • March 2014: Residential construction begins  
  • April 2014: Phase 1 of retail opens 
  • July 2014: Shell of phase 2 retail is complete
  • October 2014: Phase 2 of retail opens 
  • March 2016: Residential units are finished 

“This project will bring new life to the site, and our high-quality anchors will help attract more top-notch retailers and restaurants to a deserving community," Brian Gibbons, Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Gibbons, said in a statement.

The 31-year-old Laurel Mall site was purchased in 2006 by Somera Capital Management and AEW Capital Management, which later partnered with Greenberg Gibbons.

The old mall was mostly razed in 2012 and has remained vacant since, apart from the recently-shuttered Burlington Coat Factory and a U.S. Postal Service trailer.

What other sorts of businesses would you like to see at Towne Centre Laurel? Let us know in the comments.

Jacky Fowler January 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Restaurants I would like to see include Bonefish Grill, P.F. Chang's, Nando's (PERi PERi), Elevation Burger, Salad Creations, Baja Fresh and Chicken Out. Stores include...Sephora, Aldo, Aldo Accessories, GAP, Children's Place, Finish Line, Loft, Victoria's Secret, NY & Company, Lady Foot Locker (LA Fitness is across the street) and Steve Madden.
Denise Robinson January 19, 2014 at 05:46 PM
Don't think we will be getting the mall we all want or deserve. Noodles, subway, tutti fruiti, massage envy, Panera bread and a beauty supply store are already set to be at that mall. So I guess I will continue to go to Columbia and Arundel Mills
Jean Blount February 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM
We would love to have BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE as a resident on the Laurel Mall Redevelopment. Please and thank you, http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/history/bn_history.html Jean Blount, Ashford Boulevard & 4th Street, Laurel, MD 20707 https://www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble#!/photo.php?fbid=10152142076760020&set=a.121195860019.132153.9122810019&type=1&theater BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE Barnes & Noble History Management Team Community Sponsorships and Charitable Donations Customer Service Vendor Compliance Did You Know Click any of the links below for information on Barnes & Noble's history: Leonard Riggio Acquires Barnes & Noble Innovations Expansion The Book Superstore Internet Retailing Book Publishing Digital Leonard Riggio Acquires Barnes & Noble Leonard Riggio, the company's chairman, began his bookselling career while attending New York University in the early 1960s. Working as a clerk in the university bookstore, he became convinced that he could do a better job serving students, and he opened a competing store of his own. With a small investment, Mr. Riggio established the Student Book Exchange (SBX) in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in 1965. The store quickly became one of New York’s finest bookstores, known for its knowledgeable staff, wide selection and great service. By the 1970s, Mr. Riggio’s thriving business, which included six other college bookstores, acquired the flagship Barnes & Noble trade name and flagship bookstore in Manhattan, which had fallen into decline. Within a few years, Mr. Riggio transformed the Fifth Avenue store into "The World’s Largest Bookstore," with 150,000 textbook and trade titles. Mr. Riggio’s commitment to students continues today through Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, which operates more than 600 college bookstores on college and university campuses in 50 states, serving over 4.6 million students and more than
Katelyn Pettit February 18, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Sephora, bath and body works , red robin , Claire's , Cinnabon , lids , Victoria's Secret ,
Katelyn Pettit February 18, 2014 at 06:47 PM
Cluck u chicken


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