HALFWAY - The owners of Valley Mall expect later this year to announce plans to expand the mall.
Crown American, the Johnstown, Pa.-based company that owns Valley Mall, is negotiating with a major department store to add a fourth anchor, according to Crown spokeswoman Chris Menna.
"We're working toward being able to announce something," she said.
The expansion, which would include a new wing at the rear of the mall, is contingent on signing a fourth anchor, Menna said.
A food court also is under consideration, she said.
Menna said the expansion plans wouldn't be affected by the construction of Prime Retail's $40 million Outlet Village of Hagerstown at the Sharpsburg Pike/Interstate 70 interchange or the planned construction of the $40 million Centre at Hagerstown at the U.S. 40/Interstate 81 interchange.