Frederick Towne Mall in Frederick, Maryland has undergone renovations in the last few years that have served as a rebirth for an otherwise failing retail establishment. Shortly after the department store The Bon Ton moved in, stores including The Home Depot, and Boscov's joined the party. Ollie's Bargain Basement offers fantastic bargains, and Fashion Bug Plus offers a variety of fashions for the plus sized woman. The $4.77 store offers a variety of products, all for under $5.00.
The mall offers 602,000 square feet of space and was built in 1972. Partially renovated in 1995, they continue to add additional stores, the last of which was Home Depot in 2004 at the site where Wards was formerly located. The mall is less popular than other malls in the area, which is surprising due to the vast retail establishments nearby. The portion of Frederick where the mall is located is known as the Golden Mile. There are a number of restaurants and stores including Pier One, Sunny's Surplus, and Michael's Crafts. There are several strip shopping centers nearby, but it seems that Frederick Towne Mall should generate more attention. Nonetheless, Boscov's and The Bon Ton are quickly becoming respected department stores in the area. Since Macy's purchased another local favorite, Hecht's, former Hecht's shoppers have shuffled to find a comparable store, since many find Macy's to be too trendy and expensive. Perhaps as the reputations of these newcomers to the Maryland department scene grow, so will this mall.
The mall features a Hoyt's Cinema that offers the latest Hollywood hits on 10 different screens. Pocket Change is an arcade that is popular among area children, young and old. Those in search of a place to get their hair done can head to the Martha Hair Salon. There is also a GNC store and a CVS Pharmacy. Those who have just found the perfect gift in one of the mall's stores will love the convenience of John's Hallmark. You can quickly grab a greeting card, gift wrap, some tissue paper, or even the gift itself! John's sells candles, collectibles, stuffed animals, specialty books, and a variety of gift items.
Frederick Towne Mall also features a Radio Shack, Deal or More Deal, FYE, Joey's Bargain Basement and Major League Kids. ML Kids offers a wide variety of NFL, NBA, and MLB licensed gifts and collectibles. Pick up a Baltimore Ravens throw blanket or Baltimore Orioles bedspread for your favorite sports fan.
If you find you have worked up an appetite strolling through the newly remodeled mall, there are a few food choices you can try out. Lallo's Pizza is a local favorite and offers a variety of delicious pies. Subway is a national chain that sells subs, soda, and salads. Mall hours are Monday through Thursday 10 - 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 - 9:30 pm, and Sunday noon to 6:00 pm. The mall is a great alternative to other area malls for holiday shopping. If you are looking for something specific at one of the resident stores, head to Frederick Towne Mall.