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December 23, 1998
A $43 million expansion of the Valley Mall will include a 30,000-square-foot addition to the Bon-Ton, Crown American officials announced on Monday. The existing store, in the center of the shopping center, will be completely renovated with all work expected to be completed in the fall of 1999, according to Mark Pasquerilla, Crown American president. The mall-wide expansion will also include a Hecht's store, a 16-theater multiplex and a food court. The $43 million project includes $21 million from Crown American, $14 million from Hecht's and $8 million from R/C Theatres, Pasquerilla said during a public presentation at the mall last July.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | April 29, 1998
Hecht's department store will anchor a new wing at Valley Mall that will increase the mall's size by nearly one-third. The expansion was announced Monday by Crown American, the Johnstown, Pa., company that bought the mall in November. The $25 million wing will be added onto the back of the mall and will include a multi-screen movie theater, food court and shops, said Crown American spokeswoman Chris Menna. The one-story Hecht's store is expected to open in 1999. Construction will begin later this year on the expansion, which will increase the mall's size from 665,000 square feet to 865,000 square feet.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | March 3, 1999
Paul Prodonovich, Washington County director of permits and inspections, said he will cancel the stop-work order on the $43 million Valley Mall expansion this morning. At about 10 a.m., he will send an official letter to the construction crews working on the expansion and they can resume work upon receipt, Prodonovich said Tuesday evening. The mall owner has been told that if certain conditions are not met by March 31, he will issue another work order, he said. Prodonovich issued the order last Wednesday after the mall owner submitted a request to subdivide the property, separating the plot for a new Hecht's store.
NEWS
January 3, 2001
Valley Mall expects boosts from holiday sales By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Valley Mall is optimistic about its Christmas season sales, a top mall official told Washington County business leaders Wednesday. continued Valley Mall had an estimated 7.4 million visitors last year, the highest traffic among Crown American's 27 shopping malls, said Christine Menna, vice president of corporate communications and marketing. Although final sales figures won't be in until early February, the mall is expected to do at least as well as the country as a whole, which saw a 2.5 percent increase in sales over 1999, she said.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | April 29, 1999
Hagerstown Community College has made a deal to keep a college center in the Valley Mall for 10 more years, HCC President Norman Shea said Thursday. The new lease agreement follows six months of hard negotiations that almost resulted in the college's departure, according to Phil Snodderly, HCC's director of facilities management and planning. "The college almost wasn't successful in being able to stay," he said. "We were preparing to bring it all back to campus. " Snodderly would not discuss details of the lease, which had not been finalized by Thursday.
NEWS
July 30, 1998
A 1,600-foot section of Cole Road - from its intersection at Massey Boulevard and the end of the Valley Mall parking lot - may be moved south to accommodate the planned expansion of the mall in Halfway. A public hearing on relocating the road was held Tuesday night before the Washington County Commissioners. Kevin H. Evans of Crown American, owners of Valley Mall, said the move is needed to accommodate construction of new movie theaters and a Hecht's department store. The 50-foot-wide road will have two lanes and an additional two turning lanes, said Evans.
NEWS
By LISA GRAYBEAL | June 23, 1998
A 16-screen movie theater complex with stadium seating to open in the Valley Mall by next fall will be the largest in the Washington County market, according to an announcement Monday by Crown American , the Johnstown, Pa., company that bought the mall in November. --cont from front page -- R/C Theatres will operate the multi-screen, 53,376-square-foot complex that will feature digital sound, curved screens and rocking seats. "It will be the absolute latest in technology," said J. Wayne Anderson, chief operating officer of R/C Theatres.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | February 9, 2000
About 2.5 million people stopped in at the newly expanded Valley Mall during the last three months of 1999, including 1 million in December, a spokesman said Wednesday. cont. from front page That was the highest visitor count among the 10 most popular malls owned by Crown American, spokesman Christine Menna said. The Johnstown-based company owns 27 malls. The mall, to celebrate a $43 million expansion that included a food court and a Hecht's department store, held a reopening party in late October.
NEWS
By STEVEN T. DENNIS | April 21, 1998
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.
NEWS
January 30, 1998
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Mall officials announced Thursday that a policy requiring young people to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on Friday and Saturday nights will go into effect on March 6. "We're anticipating March 6 as the start date if everything comes together," said Ron Formosa, Chambersburg Mall's general manager. Under the policy, unaccompanied youngsters age 16 and under will not be allowed in the mall from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
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NEWS
September 16, 2002
Mall a help To the editor: I just want to clarify a comment that appeared in an article in the Sunday, Aug. 22, edition of The Daily Mail. Although I agree with the writer that the majority of the stores in the Valley Mall do not contribute to our annual fund drive, I want to make it perfectly clear that the owner of the Valley Mall, Crown American, contributes generously each year and has done so since their corporation purchased the Valley Mall. I believe that the writer was trying to emphasize that the majority of businesses in Washington County do not support their local fire and rescue companies through monetary donations.
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NEWS
January 3, 2001
Valley Mall expects boosts from holiday sales By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Valley Mall is optimistic about its Christmas season sales, a top mall official told Washington County business leaders Wednesday. continued Valley Mall had an estimated 7.4 million visitors last year, the highest traffic among Crown American's 27 shopping malls, said Christine Menna, vice president of corporate communications and marketing. Although final sales figures won't be in until early February, the mall is expected to do at least as well as the country as a whole, which saw a 2.5 percent increase in sales over 1999, she said.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | February 9, 2000
About 2.5 million people stopped in at the newly expanded Valley Mall during the last three months of 1999, including 1 million in December, a spokesman said Wednesday. cont. from front page That was the highest visitor count among the 10 most popular malls owned by Crown American, spokesman Christine Menna said. The Johnstown-based company owns 27 malls. The mall, to celebrate a $43 million expansion that included a food court and a Hecht's department store, held a reopening party in late October.
NEWS
December 16, 1999
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | October 25, 1999
HALFWAY - Hagerstown native Nancy Hebb remembers what a big deal it was when Valley Mall - the area's first enclosed shopping mall - opened in the summer of 1974. Over the years she'd see the mall, now among several in the Tri-State area, shrink its retail space when an upper tier of 19 small shops at the center of the mall was closed. Hebb, 63, now a Williamsport resident, said she didn't think she and her mother, Evelyn Poluch, 84, of Hagerstown, would live to see Valley Mall grow.
NEWS
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | July 19, 1999
The 16-theater multiplex being built at Valley Mall changed developers' plans to build a similar multiplex at the new Centre at Hagerstown shopping complex, a project official said Monday. "The market's not big enough to support another 12 to 16 screens," said Phillip L. Ross, director of development for Petrie Dierman Kughn in McLean, Va., a partner in the Centre at Hagerstown project. Plans for Centre at Hagerstown, a huge, open-air shopping complex under construction northwest of the Interstate 81-U.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | April 29, 1999
Hagerstown Community College has made a deal to keep a college center in the Valley Mall for 10 more years, HCC President Norman Shea said Thursday. The new lease agreement follows six months of hard negotiations that almost resulted in the college's departure, according to Phil Snodderly, HCC's director of facilities management and planning. "The college almost wasn't successful in being able to stay," he said. "We were preparing to bring it all back to campus. " Snodderly would not discuss details of the lease, which had not been finalized by Thursday.
NEWS
December 23, 1998
A $43 million expansion of the Valley Mall will include a 30,000-square-foot addition to the Bon-Ton, Crown American officials announced on Monday. The existing store, in the center of the shopping center, will be completely renovated with all work expected to be completed in the fall of 1999, according to Mark Pasquerilla, Crown American president. The mall-wide expansion will also include a Hecht's store, a 16-theater multiplex and a food court. The $43 million project includes $21 million from Crown American, $14 million from Hecht's and $8 million from R/C Theatres, Pasquerilla said during a public presentation at the mall last July.
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