Nearly four years after closing, Boscov's department store will reopen at White Marsh Mall in November, shopping center owner General Growth Properties announced Thursday.

Boscov's, a well-known regional retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2008, leading to the closure of stores at Baltimore's three large shopping centers: White Marsh Mall, Owings Mills Mall and Marley Station.

The new Boscov's will occupy 197,000 square feet at White Marsh.

The department exited bankruptcy protection in late 2009 and is headed by chairman and CEO Albert Boscov, the son of the company's founder.

"I'm glad we are returning to White Marsh Mall," said Boscov in a statement, noting that the company is profitable. "It was a great store, and we look forward to creating a new, more exciting Boscov's in the Baltimore area."

hanah.cho@baltsun.com

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