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Eldersburg Peebles to Close Its Doors in January

The department store has a long history in its space at the Carrolltown Mall.

, the local department store located in the Carrolltown Mall in Eldersburg is closing its doors.

The 29,881 square foot longtime anchor at a shopping center will officially close on Jan. 21, according to store manager Robin Eppig.

It’s classified as a “dead mall,” according to Deadmalls.com, a non-profit site that promotes the history of the malls across the United States and the future of the center remains unknown.

The mall turned shopping center still contains a few active businesses, including Kmart, Big Lots, Freedom Fitness and Andies Candies. 

But vacant locations are also common with parts of the architecture including remnants of left-behind buildings, like the awning above a former fitness complex.

The property is managed by Black Oak Associates, based in Owings Mills, whose website states the developer "purchased the project for redevelopment because of its strong potential, prime location and excellent demographics." 

The developer could not be reached for comment on the current state of the mall. 

Diane Robinson December 28, 2011 at 01:43 PM
With the closing of Peeples and Big Lots and the possible closing of Kmart now maybe the citizen of Eldersburg will get the mall they deserve and Black Oak Associates can make good on their word!!!!!!! Carrolltowne Mall needs to be burned to the ground and rebuilt!!!!
John G December 28, 2011 at 02:30 PM
I don't know it to be true, but I was told that KMart has some super cheap lease for many years to come that makes this store profitable no matter what. Not much incentive to renovate. The mall is on prime property and needs to be managed with an eye to the future needs of this ever changing community. As it stands it is anything but inviting.
Tracy Beck December 28, 2011 at 03:17 PM
Blockbuster is also closing. Not surprised by that.
anonomous December 28, 2011 at 04:07 PM
ok you are kidding right , i just want to thank black oak whatever they are for ruining my chance to move my teen ager back to syskesville area because when we came back from the beach we found the entire town gone that mall all of our memorie favorite places And local close an the reason we had trouble finding thing for her to do an places to go close as we had done years . I wonder if they did follow thru and open the coffee and music place not sure if teens like coffee but music they do and i Heard a rumor that one Of the orginal reasons the mall closed was a crime happen there inside the mall and wonder if that is true or not too and who would the developer put in there and wouldnt carroll county be interested in it since they received money this past year, for some recreational family activiities not just shopping since after all there is a recession. but again thanks alot to that lazy developer again. anonamous
Dave B December 28, 2011 at 07:29 PM
Where did you see that Big Lots was closing? If so, when?

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