White Marsh Mall
White Marsh Mall is a shopping mall in the unincorporated and planned community of White Marsh in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. The White Marsh Mall is one of the largest regional malls in the Baltimore area, with 6 anchor stores and 142 specialty shops in 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2).
From 1972 to 1981, the planning and development of the White Marsh Mall occurred, with the Rouse Company as owner and developer on land rented from Nottingham, the site developer. In July 1973, Sears committed as an anchor store. In 1981, most stores opened, with Bamberger's, JC Penney, Woodward & Lothrop, Hutzler's, and Sears as the original anchors. In 1986, Bamberger's became Macy's. In 1992, Hecht's replaced the defunct Hutzler's. In 1998, Lord & Taylor replaced the defunct Woodward & Lothrop. In 2004, Lord & Taylor closed and was replaced by a Hecht's Home Store and a Sports Authority. In 2006, the original Macy's closed and was replaced by Boscov's, while the Hecht's and Hecht's Home Store were converted to Macy's and Macy's Home, respectively. Boscov's closed in October 2008 after the chain filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. However, Boscov's reopened in October 2012.
The mall is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, Macy's Home Store, Boscov's, The Sports Authority, and Sears. White Marsh Mall is the third largest mall in the Baltimore area, behind Arundel Mills Mall and Annapolis Mall. An IKEA store is adjacent, as is the open-air Avenue at White Marsh shopping center.
When the mall opened in 1981, the mall was served by a minimal amount of public transportation. The no. 120 express bus provided rush hour service only geared mostly to commuters traveling downtown from White Marsh, and the No. 15 Line offered just six trips each on weekdays and Saturdays.
During the 1990s, the Maryland Transit Administration began to express these concerns. In 1997, The No. 35 Line was extended to White Marsh Mall. Though it only offered service on weekdays, hourly during rush hour, and every 2–3 hours at all other times, it was an improvement.
In 2001, the no. 35 line's schedule was improved to provide hourly service to White Marsh, seven days a week.
In 2005, MTA extended all No. 35 line trips to White Marsh, and since then, service has been provided by this line every 15 minutes during weekday rush hour, and every 30 minutes at all other times, seven days a week.
In 2007, MTA added hourly service on Bus Route 15 weekdays and Saturdays to White Marsh.
In 2011, MTA extended service Bus Route 58 to White Marsh Mall. Service is hourly 7 days per week.
Megabus operates its main Baltimore stop at White Marsh Mall with service to Boston, Buffalo, Hampton VA, Harrisburg PA, Philadelphia, Richmond VA, Secaucus NJ, Toronto, and Washington DC. The stop is located in a small parking lot off the mall ring road near Macy's. The Baltimore stop for service to New York City is located at White Marsh Park and Ride.