My longtime friend; Gary has been telling me about his childhood mall that isn’t on deadmalls.com yet, Frederick Towne Mall in Frederick Maryland. Here is his email:
I really can’t give you any specific history on the mall.
Here is what I remember:
Original anchors from when I was a kid:
The MW wasn’t actually on mall property, from what I remember. I don’t think that mall security could patrol that area. but anyway, lol.
The JCP became a JCP homestore, and then a Boscov’s.
The MW closed and was eventually torn down and a Home Depot was built on the same spot. But you can’t get to the HD from the mall.
The Eyerly’s became Bon-Ton, after Bon-Ton bought them out.
MW had an auto center which was eventually redeveloped and became Mr. Tire, Carrabba’s, a Mexican grocery store, and an eyewear store.
There is a small strip mall behind the mall that was originally home to a Martin’s, a dry cleaners, and a few other stores. Now it’s Ollie’s and a church.
There was a three screen theater, which was expanded to ten screens. About this time, they also juggled some of the stores around and moved the barber shop to the other end with some other service-type stores.
This mall never had a Ground Round restaurant (which I can’t remember what it was before it became GR), and some other smaller fast food places scattered throughout the mall. The Woolworth’s also had an eatery.. There was a
Near the CVS there used to be a freestanding bank drive through structure, and the tubes went into the bank in the mall. Eventually it was torn down.
Here are the pics:
///edit, October 1st 2008///
February 13, 1982 newspaper … this link might work and it might not work.