Tuesday, April 23, 2013
What is now known as Carrolltown Mall will be replaced by the Eldersburg Commons, according to a Black Oak Development representative.
As many Patch readers speculated last week, a Walmart Supercenter will be included in the future plans of the redeveloped Carrolltown Mall site. Dixon Harvey of Black Oak Associates revealed the plans at a Town Hall meeting Monday night hosted by Commissioner Doug Howard. Harvey told Patch last week that the project would include a $50 million total redevelopment of the site. According to a Black Oak Associates news release, Eldersburg Commons will replace the 35-year-old Carrolltown Center complex located at 6400 Liberty Road. Retailers will include fashion, beauty and home goods, as well as a steak house, leading “fast casual” restaurants and more than 20 merchants that are new to the Eldersburg market. “The ground-up redevelopment of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
"[This is] something the community has waited for patiently for a long time." -- a Black Oak Development representative.
Carrolltown Mall will see a $50 million "total redevelopment" to include new stores and restaurants, according to Dixon Harvey of Black Oak Associates. Earlier this week, Commissioner Doug Howard stated in a news release that the owner of Carrolltown Mall, Black Oak Associates, would be announcing redevelopment plans for the mall at a Town Hall meeting taking place Monday. Harvey, a partner at Black Oak Associates, told Patch that they are excited to share the redevelopment plans for Carrolltown Mall at Monday's meeting. "We are obviously very excited to be announcing it, [this is] something the community has waited for patiently for a long time and we've been working on it a long time, going on 10 years," Harvey said. Harvey said that…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Ellen Dix, president of the Freedom Area Citizens Council, hopes Carrolltown can "once again be the center of Eldersburg."
The announcement of Kmart closing in the Carrolltown Center met with a variety of responses from local residents and organizations, some hoping that the vacancy would lead to changes in the former mall. "It has been a long wait, but we have I hope to look forward to a new shopping area that will reflect Eldersburg," said Ellen Dix, president of the Freedom Area Citizens Council, a local organization that works to define and resolve issues in the area. "With the price of gas maybe our trips out of South Carroll can be taken care of locally." This is the third closing in the center this year, following department store Peebles and Blockbuster Video. It’s classified as a “dead mall,” according to Deadmalls.com, a non-profit site that …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The closing was announced on an updated list released by Sears Holding Corp. Thursday.
The Eldersburg Kmart, located in the Carrolltown Mall, has been added to the list of stores to be closed by Sears Holding Corp. The company published a list of 15 Kmart and Sears stores to be closed on its website Thursday, in addition to 79 stores announced in December. Details on when the location would close were not announced. The Sears located at 7200 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City is the only other Maryland store slated to closed. After a disappointing year, Sears Holding Corp. announced in December that it was closing more than 100 Kmart and Sears stores, according to a company statement. The closings are aimed at “marginally performing” stores and are expected to generate $140 to $170 million of cash as the net …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Does Eldersburg need another gym?
Gold's Gym could be opening in the Carrolltown Mall in August or September of this year. There are already two gyms in the shopping center where vacant space is growing. Blockbuster and Peebles both announced they were closing in December, causing local residents to wonder about the future of the Carrolltown Mall, a once thriving shopping center. Do you think that the area needs another option for residents work out? What do you think the future is for Carrolltown Mall?
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The gym is set to open in August or September.
While Blockbuster and Peebles are moving out of the Carrolltown Mall, a local gym has decided to move in. Gold's Gym will move into the Eldersburg shopping center in August or September of this year. The new facilities will offer cardio, strength training machines, group exercise, group cycling, basketball, saunas in "executive style locker rooms," a smoothie bar, an Internet cafe, and a yoga/pilates studio. Gold's currently has only one location in Carroll County, with a gym at the Town Mall in Westminster. Find more information about Gold's Gym and the new facility here.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Carroll County readers react to the news of the week.
Just in time for the upcoming “Be Nice On the Internet Week,” Patch has compiled the most blunt, thoughtful and outrageous comments on Carroll County Patch sites. Readers talked the most this week about stories on K-Mart, Peebles and the Carrolltown Mall in Eldersburg and a Christmas Eve assault in Westminster. Exploring Issues in Eldersburg: Carrolltown Mall -- "I think the whole area should be leveled. Then put in an 'Avenue'-type shopping area including a nice movie theater, like the one in White Marsh. It's a very depressing area of the community as it stands now. And since it's right on 26, it's what you see first of Eldersburg." Cathy Healy Eldersburg Kmart Saved in First Round of Cuts -- “Black Oak Associates seems content on …
Monday, January 2, 2012
What do you think should happen next at Carrolltown Mall?
With the closings of Blockbuster and Peebles leaving two more vacant storefronts in the Carrolltown Center, the question becomes what's next for the former mall? Now anchored by Big Lots and Kmart, the shopping center has become a less popular place to shop for some, while others prefer the shops located there. "I thought for sure this would go," said Jenny Lai on Facebook about the Eldersburg Kmart. "I've only been in there twice and there is never anyone there!" "I like that Kmart better than the Walmart," said Patti Meyer on Facebook. "Seems like Walmart has changed their products and I can't find what I need. I'll be sorry to see it go." As residents of the community, what do you think should be the next step? What should move in and …
Peebles and Blockbuster will both be closing in the next two months.
The announcement of recent closings at the Carrolltown Mall met with a variety of responses from readers. The closings of Blockbuster and Peebles in addition to the unknown future of Kmart left many hopeful that the changes would bring revitalization to the shopping center. Here's a sampling of what people said on Facebook and in the comments section on Patch. You're welcome to add your own thoughts below. Amy McGovern: "That 'Mall' has been dying a slow death for the past 11 years. Since Peebles and Blockbuster are leaving, the rest of the stores should step up and let them level the mall and start over. For the good of our community. Teenangers have no outlets , no movies, nothing to do. Start over and bring in more Upscale stores and …
Friday, December 30, 2011
The store did not make the list of locations set to close by Sears Holding Corp.
The Eldersburg Kmart, located in the Carrolltown Mall, was saved from the first round of stores to be closed by Sears Holding Corp., with more cuts and announcements possibly to come. The company published a list of 79 Kmart and Sears stores to be closed on their website Thursday afternoon. This is only the first round of cuts, with the possibility of the list reaching 100 to 120 stores. The Sears located at 7200 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City is the only Maryland store slated to be closed. After a disappointing year, Sears Holding Corp. announced Tuesday that it is closing more than 100 Kmart and Sears stores, according to a company statement. The closings are aimed at “marginally performing” stores and are expected to …