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Brains, trains and games constitute Montgomery County's Amazon pitch

Brains, trains and games constitute Montgomery County's Amazon pitch

Given Amazon’s role in hastening the demise of traditional brick-and-mortar stores, it seems only fitting that one of the sites still in competition to host the company’s second North American headquarters is the 45-acre vacant lot once home to a popular Montgomery County mall.

A set of mannequins peered out through the glass facade of a Lord & Taylor last week at the fenced-in field of scrub and dirt where the White Flint Mall once stood.

Dorothy Whalen was one of the few customers at the department store Friday morning.

“This is the last store,” the lifelong Montgomery County resident said. “Everything else has been torn down.”

But from this rubble, some hope...

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