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Novel stores, experiences key to success of the Owings Mills Malls site redevelopment

Novel stores, experiences key to success of the Owings Mills Malls site redevelopment

The long wait is over — almost. Owners of the now-demolished Owings Mills Mall, after a decade of hesitation and secrecy, announced plans recently for a $108 million outdoor shopping center on the desolate site.

As Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz put it, with more than a little edge in his voice, “We finally got something done here.”

Yet we won’t know precisely which stores will be in the new retail development, other than a Costco warehouse, until next year.

We also don’t know whether the shops will compete against existing stores along Reisterstown Road. That would be a zero-sum game with shops at the new Mill Station taking away customers from established...

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