Another mall bites the dust: Owings Mills Mall has been on a long, slow decline in recent years. It was even featured in a New York Times story on dead malls--while it was still (ostensibly) open. But now the enclosed mall has finally seen its last shopper.
As the Baltimore Sun reports, the mall’s interior was closed to shoppers as of Thursday. You can still buy stuff at the Macy’s or JC Penny, or see a movie at the AMC movie theater–but you can’t get from any of those places to the rest of the mall.
Developers have floated a number of plans to repurpose the existing mall– perhaps transforming it into one of the new open-air shopping plazas that are increasingly replacing old fashioned, enclosed malls–but nothing has been decided yet.
If the news of the mall’s demise is bringing up some unexpected emotions, visit the Save Owings Mills Mall Facebook page–it’s a great place to wallow in nostalgia for another good mall gone too soon.