Regarding the JT’s article “Doors Closing Opens Up Mall’s Future” (Nov. 6), I definitely hope Owings Mills Mall is redeveloped with the existing structure and the J.C. Penney remains. While I’m disappointed with the Macy’s closure, at least there is one Macy’s store still in the area at Security Square. But there is no other J.C. Penney store nearby.
The odd thing about Owings Mills Mall is that it still seemed to do as much business as other Baltimore-area malls until about 10 years ago. But then its businesses slowly started to close for reasons unbeknown to me, but clearly not business related. What really needs to happen, although I doubt it will, is for the mall owner to contact businesses that also own locations at successful area malls such as in Towson, Columbia and White Marsh and do whatever possible to persuade them to come to Owings Mills. Then there could be a grand reopening.
To quote a popular movie, “If you build it, they will come”.