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Big changes due at Westfield Annapolis

Al Urbanski
Lord & Taylor store

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has announced the scheduling of major changes to be made at its Westfield Annapolis mall located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The long-vacated 110,000-sq.-ft. Lord & Taylor store is to be converted into a separate shopping district that URW aims to fill with boutiques, home design stores, and experiential tenants. A 2021 opening is envisioned.

Westfield Annapolis main entrance will be getting a makeover. The 40-foot-high metal and glass structure is meant to give the property greater presence along Bestgate Road and afford greater convenience for shoppers.

In February, the center will open Anne Arundel County’s Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, which provides dedicated learning spaces for teens and young children; as well as books, computers, and seating lounges. It also has two new tenants: Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse and Retro Fitness.

The mall’s general manager, Steven Stavropoulos, said this is the first wave of more repurposing and renovation to come.

“The new health-and-wellness amenities, fantastic dining, and educational services coming to the center this year really just preview expectations for the multi-faceted array of diverse experiences we’ll be excited to introduce with the larger project we can’t wait to unveil next year,” Stavropoulos said.

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