The Mall at Prince Georges is an enclosed regional shopping mall located in Hyattsville, Maryland, at the intersection of Belcrest Road and East-West Highway (Maryland Route 410). It is served by a Washington Metro station that goes by the name Prince George's Plaza, which is the Mall's former name. This station is on the Green Line. Located across Belcrest Road from the Mall is the University Town Center mixed-use development.
The following month another anchor, Grand Union supermarket, opened its store. On December 17, 1958, Santa Claus cut the red ribbon at 9 a.m. at the grand opening of the Grand Union store. He arrived by helicopter to ceremonally open the new 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) store.
The store also featured a "food-o-matic display" that housed the canned and packaged goods. It also included a gourmet foods department featuring one of the largest varieties of the world's finest cheeses to be found anywhere in the metropolitan area. The store also featured a rotisserie for barbecued chicken, a service bakery, and fully automated check-out booths.
Food-a-rama, a local Baltimore chain, bought the Prince George's Plaza Grand Union store along with other Grand Union and Basics stores in Maryland and D.C. in 1984. The Hyattsville store was converted to a SUPER-SUPER high-volume store. After the supermarket closed, Kids "Я" Us occupied the space for several years, followed by Office Depot, which closed in March 2009.
In December 1965, Raleigh Haberdasher announced plans to lease 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) in the Prince George's Plaza shopping center for its fifth store in the Washington area. The store opened in the spring of 1966. After Raleigh's closed its stores in about 1993, the Prince George's Plaza store was broken up into a variety of retail spaces.
Woodward & Lothrop
Another local department store, Woodward & Lothrop, expanded at Prince George's Plaza in August 1966. While building the Woodies store, two boys were killed when digging in a cave on a fragile hillside After the demise of the Woodies chain in 1995, the space was occupied by JC Penney.
The Mall at Prince Georges
The Mall at Prince Georges is currently anchored by Macy's, JC Penney, and Target, with minor anchors Old Navy, Marshalls, and Ross Dress for Less. The mall features a mix of local and national retailers, including The Gap, The Children's Place, Victoria's Secret, Foot Locker, Lane Bryant, and Bath & Body Works. Dining options include Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden.
Anchors and major retailers
JC Penney (148,788 sq ft.)
Macy's (195,655 sq ft.)
Marshalls (35,045 sq ft.)
Old Navy (24,818 sq ft.)
Ross Dress for Less (34,031 sq ft.)
Target (136,010 sq ft.)