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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | May 7, 2006
A $100 million expansion of Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis will make it the largest mall in Anne Arundel County, and local and state leaders say it's the latest sign of how the county has become a magnet for high-end development. At a formal announcement of the addition Friday, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and County Executive Janet S. Owens addressed some of the other upscale projects either under way or on the books and said the impending job growth at Fort Meade will attract more. "It's an exciting economy," Ehrlich said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Three men robbed a teenage boy of his Air Jordan tennis shoes at a Westfield Annapolis Mall parking garage Sunday, Anne Arundel County Police said. About 8 p.m., the suspects - two black men and a white man between 17 and 18 years old - followed the victim from the mall into the garage, police said. The robbers then threatened him with violence if he did not give up the shoes. The suspects fled down the outside stairs toward Sears after the victim handed over the shoes. The victim alerted mall security to the incident.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2005
If patrons are unsure where the front of Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis is, representatives for the mall believe they can eliminate any confusion starting next year. That's when construction is slated to begin on a 300,000- square-foot expansion near Bestgate Road that will make the mall again the largest in Anne Arundel County. County officials recently gave Westfield preliminary approval for the plans. Grading and utility relocation are expected to begin after Christmas, general manager Carol Fearns said, with 15 months of construction slated to start in March.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni. The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along. The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was filmed in two takes tossing snowballs in the air, to the delight of their son. The gigantic globe, which doubles as a mini production studio, is clearly the centerpiece of Google's new retail venture: Temporary shops set up in six locations nationwide, including Westfield Annapolis mall.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2004
As crews gear up to raze the old Parole Plaza shopping center to make way for a $400 million mix of shops and residences, owners of Annapolis' largest mall have announced plans to add several big-box retailers at their site, less than a mile away. Plans submitted for county review by Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis call for a 270,000- square-foot addition along Jennifer Road, said marketing director Scott J. deGraffenreid. No decisions have been made regarding the types of stores that could come to the addition, he said.
NEWS
January 17, 2004
On January 15, 2004, NADINE (nee Wahle) RUPP, 93, of Westfield, N.J. Beloved wife of Frederick; loving mother of Julianne Hultzen, Christine Oakley and Nadine Willis. Also survived by four beloved grandchildren. Friends are invited to visit 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M. Monday at Holy Trinity Church, Westfield
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1997
A Los Angeles-based real estate investment trust yesterday completed its $184 million acquisition of the Annapolis Mall and Wheaton Plaza shopping centers, less than a month after completing an initial stock sale.Westfield America Inc.'s purchase of the two Maryland shopping hubs boosts its number of retail projects to 23 in seven states and raises the square footage in its portfolio by 2.1 million square feet -- roughly equivalent to four 35-story USF&G Towers."It's an excellent center in a growing market, and we believe the center has expansion potential," Westfield Co-President Richard E. Green said of Annapolis Mall, the area's third-largest shopping center.
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October 19, 2004
JANE M. (CARR) BUTOVA SALVON, 81 of Westfield, died Sunday, October 17, 2004 at a local nursing home. She was born April 2, 1923 in Portland, Oregon, daughter of the late Owen T. and Katherine (Vedder) Carr. She lived in Springfield for thirty years, moving to Maryland in 1968 and has lived in the Westfield area since 1994. Jane was a US Navy Wave during WWII and was a secretary at American International College in Springfield for several years. She was a former member of the Westfield Women's Club and was an avid golfer.
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May 22, 2004
BEATRICE WEISS (Gould) of Edison, NJ died on May 19, 2004 at Westfield Center Genesis Elder Care, Westfield, NJ. She was 88 year old. Mrs. Weiss was born in Montreal, Canada and had lived in Irvington, New York and Florida before moving to Edison, NJ, 7 years ago, where she resided until her time of death. She had worked for Israeli Bonds, a Non-Profit Organizations as National Director, Woman's Division. She was also on the National Board of Hadassah. She is survived by her two sons Jeffrey of Edison and Stephen of Baltimore, MD. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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September 11, 2005
Monticello Location: off Bestgate Road, near Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis. Developer: K Hovnanian Description: A community of 76 single-family courtyard homes, ranging from 3,744 to nearly 4,700 square feet. The base price ranges from $800,000 to $900,000. Status: Grading has begun on the site, and homes will be available for purchase starting next month.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | November 19, 2013
Google is getting into retail, at least temporarily, hoping to woo holiday shoppers at pop-up stores in Annapolis and five other spots across the U.S. The search engine's store, "Google Winter Wonderlab" opened over the weekend at Westfield Annapolis Mall and at Westfield malls in Los Angeles, Chicago, Sacramento and Paramus, N.J., with a flagship shop in Bryant Park's Winter Village in New York City. The $50 billion company, in a bid to compete with tech giants Microsoft and Apple, describes its "Wonderlabs" as fun, interactive places for consumers to play with Google gadgets such as the new Nexus 7 tablets, Chromebook laptops and Chromecast, a plug-in device that allows for playing online video and music on HDTVs.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
Punk's Backyard Grill has closed at the Westfield Annapolis Mall. The restaurant, which opened in 2009, evoked an American backyard gathering. The kitchen was enclosed behind a structure that suggested the back of a suburban home, the dining room was filled with picnic tables and the ceiling was painted to resemble the open sky. The closing announcement was posted on the restaurant's Facebook page: "We are sad to announce that today, Sunday [Jan. 6], is Punk's final day of business.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
Anne Arundel County Police have arrested one man in connection with a robbery last month in the parking lot of Westfield Annapolis Mall and are seeking two other suspects. The three men accosted a couple walking to their vehicle at about 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. One suspect pushed the 64-year-old man and wrested a laptop from him. A second suspect attempted unsuccessfully to take property from the 54-year-old female. All three suspects fled in a BMW with D.C. license plates, which police later discovered was stolen.
NEWS
December 12, 2007
ISSUE: After a rampaging teenager killed eight people and then himself in a Nebraska mall, local malls are trying to send a message that their shopping centers are safe. Cpl. Mark Shawkey, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, said the shooting didn't prompt additional policing efforts. "It's heightened their awareness," Shawkey said of the officers and security guards who patrol shopping centers. "They're more in tune and will be on the lookout for those types of things, especially groups congregating in the food court and other parts of the mall."
NEWS
December 9, 2007
ISSUE: After a rampaging teenager killed eight people and then himself in a Nebraska mall last week, local malls are trying to send a message that their shopping centers are still safe. Cpl. Mark Shawkey, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, said the shooting didn't prompt additional policing efforts. "It's heightened their awareness," Shawkey said of the officers and security guards who patrol shopping centers. "They're more in tune and will be on the lookout for those types of things, especially groups congregating in the food court and other parts of the mall."
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By Sharahn D. Boykin and Sharahn D. Boykin,Sun Reporter | June 29, 2007
Attention shoppers: Pottery Barn, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant and Lucky Brand Jeans are coming to Westfield Annapolis Mall. Mall officials announced yesterday that 21 national retailers -- 10 of which are new to Anne Arundel County -- would soon call Westfield home and gave community leaders and entrepreneurs a hard-hat tour of the expansion site, which is scheduled to be complete in November. New stores range from a variety of popular clothing retailers, such as Levi's and H&M, to specialty stores and boutiques.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2002
A Dutch court ruled Monday that shareholders in a Netherlands-based shopping mall company can vote Monday on whether to sell the company's assets to three other retail real estate companies, including Columbia-based Rouse Co. The deal for 35 malls and other assets, if approved by Rodamco North America NV shareholders, would be among the largest real estate deals at $5.3 billion. The Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal froze the deal last month at the urging of the Dutch Shareholders Association, an investors group.
NEWS
August 24, 2005
THE ISSUE: The owners of Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis have received preliminary approval from the county for a 300,000-square-foot expansion of the mall. Construction is expected to begin early next year. No agreements have been signed, but possible new tenants include Dick's Sporting Goods and Crate & Barrel. YOUR VIEW: What new stores would you like to see in the expanded mall? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your response short, and include your name, address and phone number.
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By Doug Donovan and Greg Garland and Doug Donovan and Greg Garland,Sun reporters | November 19, 2006
The crowded food court of the Westfield Annapolis mall turned into a scene of panic last night as a gunfight broke out and wounded three people - including an off-duty Secret Service agent who tried to stop the shooting. The gunbattle erupted in an area of the upscale mall frequented by teenagers and spurred panic among hundreds of patrons, who fled screaming to escape what several witnesses said were at least 10 gunshots. Anne Arundel County police said a group of youths surrounded a young man about 7:15 p.m. and began hitting him just inside the food court entrance.
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