City Place Mall, at the intersection of Fenton Street and Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, is a 400,000-square-foot, five-story shopping mall that opened on April 2, 1992.
It was formerly a Hecht Company department store, the first suburban Washington, D.C., branch of that company, which opened in 1947; the downtown Silver Spring Hecht's closed when the Hecht's at Wheaton Plaza opened in 1987. From its start, the mall included "upscale" discount stores including original tenants Nordstrom Rack and Ross Dress for Less. The mall also included an AMC movie theater on its fifth floor, but it closed shortly after a 20-screen Consolidated Theatres (now Regal Theaters) opened directly across Ellsworth Drive from City Place.
The mall is at the center of a revitalizing downtown Silver Spring. Current City Place anchors include Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory, and Gold's Gym, plus a food court on the lower level and a row of street-level shops, including PNC Bank, Noodles & Company, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Ben & Jerry's. The new slogan for City Place is "Life. Style. In the City." There is a proposal to build an office tower on top of the mall.
Anchors and major retailers
Burlington Coat Factory