Saturday, March 3, 2012
Kmart has not yet announced a closing date.
The future of the Carrolltown Center is still unknown, and might be unknown for a little while longer. Dixon Harvey, president of Owings Mills-based Black Oak Associates, the company that owns the shopping center, told Patch that there won't be an announcement on what's next for the Carrolltown Center until Kmart closes. A Kmart manger said Friday that a date for the store's closing has not yet been determined. "First and foremost our condolences go out to the Kmart employees and secondly, we would hope that a redeveloped Carroll County can provide employment opportunities for those folks," said Harvey. "Beyond that we are not going to be making any statements until the store closes." On Feb. 23, the Eldersburg Kmart, located in the …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The announcement of Kmart's closing brings up several questions about the future of Carrolltown Center.
It once was a mall and now it's a shopping center that's often in local headlines. Carrolltown Center recently had several news worthy changes, including the recent announcement of Kmart's closing and the closings of Peebles and Blockbuster. While there isn't any new information on what is going to replace Kmart, or what renovations will be done to the center now that two of the building's anchors are gone, Patch still wants to know what you think should be in its place. Is there something that Eldersburg is in desperate need of? What would survive an anchor spot in Carrolltown Center?
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, 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 …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sears Holding Corp. announced it will be closing more than 100 stores. The list of which stores will be closing has yet to be announced.
After a disappointing year, Sears Holding Corp. announced Tuesday that it is closing between 100 and 120 Kmart and Sears stores, according to a company statement. The company has not announced which stores would be closing, stating on its website that the stores would be posted when it the decision is finalized. A manager at the Eldersburg Kmart store declined to comment on the fate of the Carrolltown Mall location. The closings will be aimed at “marginally performing” stores, according at an article by the Wall Street Journal. According to the company's statement, the store closures are expected to generate $140 to $170 million of cash as the net inventory in these stores is sold.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Twenty-eleven might be remembered as the year the layaway angels saved Christmas.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The holiday phenomenon of anonymous donors paying off strangers’ layaway balances is spreading nationwide. “When I first heard about it, I thought it was a joke until I saw it on the news,” said Karen Steinert, an assistant manager for the Kmart store in Oaklawn, IL. “We had a lady come in today who paid off two people’s layaways.” The charitable movement appears to have started in Grand Rapids, MI, according to news reports, where a woman wishing to remain anonymous paid off the layaway balances of three accounts at the Grand Rapids Kmart. Steinert said she suspects many of the store's layaway customers are struggling to survive in the down economy. The secret angels have mostly been appearing at Kmart stores across the country, but the …