BuzzFeed, Gawker, British newspapers and other outlets horning in on the demise of White Flint Mall will be interested to know - White Flint Mall has closed its doors. Literally.
The mall entrance doors are now locked. P.F. Chang's was celebrating its final night of operation last night, but no one could enter the doomed mall itself. Lord & Taylor remains the sole operating business now on site, and one can expect demolition of the mall to begin at any time.
It's the end of an era, as the unique and impressive architecture, crowded parking lots and restaurants, and a destination that defined a space between Rockville and Bethesda give way to nostalgic memories, and the risky unknown of replacing a successful mall with an urban "town center." How will Lerner's entry stack up against the 8 or 9 competing "town centers" that will be operating nearby, and vying for the same limited number of wallets? We're about to find out.
Go back to the original post that started it all.
"It's like a ghost town in here!"