, 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.