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August 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Approves One-Year Halt on Lakeforest Mall Development

The Gaithersburg City Council approved a one-year maximum suspension of development on Lakeforest Mall property in order for the city to reassess redevelopment priorities.  Last week, city staff recommended that Gaithersburg approve a new map designation for the mall property and a one-year moratorium on development to avoid any issues with receiving applications during the […]

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August 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Two Extensions, Lakeforest Mall Owner Unable to Buy Anchor Stores

After being granted two extensions by the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council, the real estate investment firm that owns Lakeforest Mall has not been able to buy any of the mall’s four anchor stores.   Lakeforest Mall is separated into eight parcels and has five landowners. The anchor stores J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and […]

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June 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Westfield Montgomery Mall Reopens with Hard-to-Miss Safety Measures

Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda reopened Tuesday after closing in March due to COVID-19. Seating areas were closed, including the food court, and all chairs and sofas have been removed. Not every store is open, and public safety measures like hand sanitizer stations and physical distancing stickers are hard to miss. MyMCMedia spoke with some […]

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March 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Clarksburg Premium Outlets Will Close Wednesday Night Until March 29

The Clarksburg Premium Outlets will close Wednesday at 7 p.m. until March 29 due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  A statement says that the decision to close came after discussions with federal, state and local officials.  Simon Property Group, which owns the outlets as well as other malls, is closing all of its […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Arrested For Secretly Taking Lewd Photos, Videos of Women in Mall

Police have arrested a man for allegedly taking “upskirt” photos and videos of women in a Silver Spring mall, without their knowledge. According to police, 27-year-old Abdul Muhammad — of an unconfirmed address — faces four charges of using a camera “to conduct visual surveillance of the private area of victims without their consent.” He’s […]

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July 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Some D.C. Museums Close after Power Outage Near the Mall

UPDATED Pepco officials say a power outage on Friday afternoon near the National Mall was caused by underground equipment failure and heat is believed to be the cause for the disruption of service. According to a news release from the utility company, power should be restored to 200 customers, including to federal buildings, by noon […]

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June 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Jewelry Theft at Westfield Wheaton Mall (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the May 21st burglary of the JCPenney store located at Westfield Wheaton Mall. Police are releasing surveillance video, see below, and photographs of the suspect in hopes of identifying him. According to a police account, the burglary was discovered by an employee at the JCPenney store shortly before 9 […]

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Shelter in Place Orders Lifted at All Schools

UPDATED Montgomery County Public Schools have lifted shelter in place orders for the five schools in the Aspen Hill area. Students at Parkland Middle, Strathmore Elementary, Georgian Forest Elementary, Brookhaven Elementary and Harmony Hills Elementary schools are being dismissed at the normal time.   All shelters-in-place have been lifted and school dismissals will continue on […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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December 2, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Silver Spring Mall Undergoes Overhaul and Is Rebranded As Ellsworth Place (VIDEO)

Ellsworth Place is located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring. The mall has been under renovation for more than a year and has undergone a complete rebranding. MyMCMedia had the opportunity to tour the location with the developers. Take a look at the video below for the full details.

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