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...