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Monday, January 09, 2017
Aeropostale reopens; Smart Toys, Peet's Coffee close at Westfield Montgomery Mall (Photos)
The redesigned Aeropostale
The new and improved Aeropostale has opened at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. Will the cosmetic and product changes help the struggling chain stay afloat? We shall soon find out.
Smart Toys walled off after closing last week
Meanwhile, in other mall news, Smart Toys has closed. I've also confirmed Peet's Coffee, which went dark late last week, has permanently closed. Signage and menus have been stripped from the kiosk, as Starbucks continues to dominate the coffee wars at the mall.