The developers of Towne Centre at Laurel will hold a grand opening, with ribbon-cutting, a lightshow and appearances by players on the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins.
"Turn on the Towne Centre" will be held Saturday, Nov. 15 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the new $130-million development at Route 1 and Cherry Lane, site of the former Laurel Mall.
Taste of the Towne, with free samples from restaurants, live music, a holiday photo opportunity and free LED balloons and glowsticks, is from 3 to 5 p.m. An opening ceremony will be held 4:30-5 p.m., followed by a light show illumination from 5 to 5:15 p.m.
Redskins player Keenan Robinson is scheduled to appear from 5 to 6 p.m., and the Ravens' Dennis Pitta is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Current merchants at the center include the aforementioned Burlington, Harris Teeter grocery store, Sports Authority, Mission BBQ, Nando's Peri Peri, Old Navy, and several more, with more on tap for the coming months.