At White Marsh Mall, bigger shops, longer hours

There are big doings at the suburban White Marsh Mall, officials there say.

Last week, General Growth Properties, owner and manager of the Baltimore County mall, officially welcomed The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille to the lineup of eateries that also includes a P.F. Chang’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Olive Garden. The Greene Turtle opened on March 11 in a 5,943-square foot space that includes casual food and live music.

Other changes at the mall include renovations to the 14,959-square-foot Forever 21 store and a double-size expansion and relocation of the Sleep Number by Select Comfort store to the upper level near Macy’s.

GGP also extended the Sunday hours of the mall to 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., adding an extra hour on the earlier side for shoppers and diners, effective immediately.


Liberty Property Trust officials said this week the company is planning to build a multi-tenant industrial complex on 18 acres at 7149 Ridge Road in Hanover.

The complex will be located less than a mile from where Liberty is developing two Class A industrial buildings, at 7460 and 7462 New Ridge Road in the Hanover Crossing Industrial Park.

“This land acquisition represents a key milestone as we develop our pipeline and execute our strategy to grow Liberty’s industrial portfolio in this market,” said Liberty Vice President Lisa Sullivan, vice president and city manager for Liberty in the region.

The new building will be located near a proposed Hanover Road and Interstate 295 interchange. Liberty began building in Hanover in 2008 and now will have five industrial buildings in the area. The trust owns and manages about 3 million square feet of office and industrial space in the metropolitan area.


Mark your calendar for June 6. That’s when a ceremony will mark three decades of senior living at the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville.

The community first opened in 1983 and today has 2,300 residents and 1,136 employees. When founder John Erickson opened the facility at the site of the historic Our Lady of the Angels Chapel on 110 suburban acres, it held a medical center and integrated health care system as well as social activities for seniors.

The 30-year anniversary celebration will include Erickson and other officials of the Charlestown community. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m.


A mural depicting Dundalk’s role in the War of 1812 will soon be painted on the outside wall of the Charlesmont Shopping Center near the site of the historic Battle of North Point.

The mural will overlook the community’s Battle Acre Park and will add to the upcoming celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of North Point, set for Defender’s Day on Sept. 12, 2014.

The artwork was announced Thursday by the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation, which is commissioning the mural in partnership with the Dundalk community Baltimore County officials and the Baltimore County War of 1812 Bicentennial Advisory Committee.

The Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences is also a sponsor.

An advisory committee will review artist proposals this spring. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 31.

“Baltimore County is pleased to provide funding to the Dundalk Renaissance Corp. to support public art that celebrates greater Dundalk’s important contributions to the War of 1812,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in a statement.


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