Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement retailer, plans to build a store at Reisterstown Road Plaza in Baltimore, an addition that would kick off a partial overhaul of the 39-year-old mall.
Home Depot also said yesterday that it has purchased a former Hechinger on Mountain Road in Pasadena, across from Marley Station mall. The retailer plans to convert the store to a 91,000-square- foot Home Depot by Jan. 10.
"Right now, the catalyst for changes [at the mall] is that Home Depot project," said Leigh Kramer, marketing director for Continental Realty Corp., which manages the 708,000-square-foot mall. The mall once had Hecht's and Stewart's, then Caldor and Hechinger, as anchors. It now has National Wholesale Liquidators, Burlington Coat Factory, Food King and Classic Furniture.