Security Square Mall is a large mall in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The mall features over 100 stores and restaurants, as well as a food court, with Burlington Coat Factory, Macy's, Old Navy and Sears serving as anchor stores.
One section of the mall, Seoul Plaza, used to include Korean shops and restaurants, however most of these establishments have since closed. The New Light African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is also located at the mall. Modell's Sporting Goods at Security closed down in late 2008 and now is a USA Discounters store.
Security Square Mall opened in 1972, with its anchor stores at the time including Hochschild Kohn's, JCPenney, Hecht's, Sears, and Woolworth.
Hochschild Kohn's sold its store to Hutzler's, who closed the store in 1989; Hutzler's was later replaced by Montgomery Ward. Woolworth closed in 1997 and was replaced with Burlington Coat Factory; Montgomery Ward closed in 2001 and became Modell's Sporting Goods.
In 1999, the mall increased security measures throughout, including the relocation of the security offices to center court.
JCPenney closed its store at Security Square in 2001 due to declining sales; two years later, the two-story JCPenney space was converted to Seoul Plaza, a "mall within a mall" consisting of several Korean shops and restaurants, as well as a Grand Mart supermarket. The Grand Mart closed in May 2008. Modell's closed in summer 2008. In 2005, home goods retailer Anna's Linens opened its first Maryland store at Security Square.One year later, Hecht's was converted to Macy's.
Security Square Mall is very close to Baltimore Beltway exit 17. While this exit cannot be accessed by motorists on I-70, there is an exit to Security Boulevard from the end of I-70 about two miles (3 km) from the mall.
The parking lot of the mall is a hub for several Maryland Transit Administration bus routes. These include Routes 15, 20, 44, and M-6. In addition Route 77 and QuickBus (a bus rapid transit service) operate along Security Boulevard past the mall. Some of these routes operate to other nearby locations between 1 AM and 6 AM when the mall's bus stop is closed.