Valley Mall is an American shopping mall serving Hagerstown, Western Maryland and the surrounding Tri-State Area. Valley Mall is one of two indoor malls in the Hagerstown Metropolitan Area (the other being Martinsburg Mall). The mall competes locally also with Prime Outlets Hagerstown as well as area power centres and lifestyle complexes.
Valley Mall, developed by Shopco Development Company of New York City, officially opened its doors on 15 August 1974. It was considered the second mall to open in Western Maryland and the Tri-State Area (the first being its then-sister mall Frederick Towne Mall in Frederick, MD which opened in 1972). The mall opened with 90 stores anchored by Montgomery Ward, Eyerly's, JCPenney, McCrory's, People's Drugs, Carmike Cinemas 3, and Martin's Foods grocery store. Valley Mall was considered a major factor in bringing down the popularity of downtown Hagerstown shopping as Montgomery Ward and Eyerly's among other stores moved from the city center, and people favored the mall for its ample parking and full climate-control.
Many changes have come to the mall over the years. Within a short time of opening, Eyerly's became The Bon-Ton and a partial second floor with mostly small crafts stores opened. In 1995, the mall underwent a major renovation inside with removal of the second floor. Also in the 1990s, People's Drugs and McCrory's closed and were replaced by small shops. Martin's moved and was replaced by Toys R Us. In 1999-2000, the mall expanded with a new wing to include Old Navy, a food court, Hecht's department store, a 16 screen multiplex, and additional small stores. In 2003, Sears moved from Long Meadow shopping center in northern Hagerstown to replace Montgomery Ward which closed along with all remaining stores in 2001. And in 2006, Hecht's was renamed by its parent company as Macy's.
Today, the mall has over 100 small stores and anchors JCPenney, Sears, Macy's, The Bon-Ton, Regal Cinemas 16, Old Navy, Toys R Us, and The Herald-Mail Food Court.
Anchors and majors
JC Penney (Anchor)
The Bon-Ton (Anchor)
Toys R Us
Regal Entertainment (Cinemas 16)