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September 12, 2012
A planned redevelopment of a Martinsburg Mall anchor location will add ambiance and activity, with new restaurants and shops, as well as an open-air courtyard for special events, the mall's owners said in a news release. “We're really excited about all the possibilities this project presents,” General Manager Robert Gardner said in the release. “We're already in negotiations with several national retailers that would blend well with our current tenants and enhance the mall's overall shopping experience.” Mountain State University, which owns the mall, filed proposed project plans with the Martinsburg Planning Commission on Aug. 30. The documents, which revise the mall's long-term master plan for enhancements, are expected to be considered by the planning commission at its October meeting.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 31, 2013
An affiliate of a Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based real estate development company has acquired Martinsburg Mall, the company announced Friday. Eric Cornett, chief operating officer of Paramount Development Corp., said in a news release that the company recently completed commercial development projects in Winchester, Va., and Shippensburg, Pa., and had been looking at opportunities in Martinsburg “for some time.” Martinsburg Development Partners LLC,...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
A first-ever “Dread the Undead Zombie Run” is being planned at the Martinsburg Mall next month. Organizers have asked the Martinsburg City Council to authorize Mayor George Karos to sign an endorsement letter to the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration for an outdoor beer garden at the Oct. 12 event along Mall Drive. The request is among several agenda items for a special city council meeting Wednesday, which is set to begin at 5 p.m. in the J. Oakley Seibert Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 232 N. Queen St. Organizers of the zombie-themed event also requested the city's support for the mall's plan to temporarily close its private-access road to Mall Drive during the event for the safety of participants and spectators.
NEWS
March 3, 2011
The Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association's 16th Annual Home Show will be March 11-13 at Martinsburg Mall. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The show will include more than 200 exhibits featuring all types of products and services related to the home. There also will be a silent auction with a large selection of unique items available for bidding throughout the weekend, and Bob the Builder, always popular with children, will attend the show.
NEWS
March 9, 2011
More than 230 exhibitors are slated to take part in the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association's 16th Home Show when the three-day event kicks off Friday at the Martinsburg Mall. Of the exhibitors, about 200 companies are expected to participate in the sold-out show, which opens at 10 a.m. on Friday and continues through 6 p.m. Sunday, according to Home Builders Association Executive Officer David Hartley. More than 200 items are expected to be sold in a silent auction, which Hartley said has grown in popularity each year.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2012
The Martinsburg Mall is negotiating with a Florida company to open an Olive Garden restaurant along Foxcroft Avenue, according to mall General Manager Robert Gardner. “We're hoping to sign a deal in the near future,” Gardner said Tuesday. The mall is currently negotiating a property lease agreement with GMRI Inc., which is affiliated with Orlando-basedDarden Restaurants Inc., according to Gardner. While no agreement has been reached, Gardner said a letter of intent has been signed, which allowed for the negotiations to proceed.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 5, 2011
Martinsburg Mall is in negotiations with a prospect interested in the former Sears location, and Robert Gardner, the mall's general manager, said the possibility of signing a deal to fill the anchor space appears promising. Deals to replace Sears and develop an outparcel of the 79-acre property at 800 Foxcroft Ave. for a fine-dining establishment could be announced in the near future, Gardner said. "I would love to mention the name of (the restaurant)," Gardner said. "It will be a fine-dining establishment, something the Martinsburg market doesn't have.
NEWS
October 22, 2012
Police in Martinsburg are asking for the public's help in solving the Friday morning theft of more than $20,000 in mobile phones from two kiosks in the Martinsburg Mall. A representative with the AT&T kiosk in the mall told police that more than $12,000 in cell phones were stolen about 8:10 a.m. from cabinets where they were stored. The theft happened before the business opened, police were told. Surveillance video footage obtained by police shows a suspect breaking into the cabinets, police said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 3, 2012
The Martinsburg Planning Commission on Wednesday night approved changes to Martinsburg Mall's concept plan that propose redevelopment of the former Sears location to make way for two free-standing restaurants and new, but smaller, retail spaces. No one spoke for or against the revisions proposed by Mountain State University Building Co., in a public hearing held in coordination with the planning commission's review, but mall officials did hear concerns about the project's potential impact on traffic along Foxcroft Avenue from planning commissioners.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 9, 2012
It was easy to tell a home show was in progress Friday afternoon because people were walking around Martinsburg Mall carrying yardsticks. Friday was the first day of the three-day show organized by the 210-member Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association, Inc. David Hartley, association executive director, said this year's 17th annual show drew more than 235 vendors, compared with the 2011 show that had slightly more than 200 vendors....
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
A first-ever “Dread the Undead Zombie Run” is being planned at the Martinsburg Mall next month. Organizers have asked the Martinsburg City Council to authorize Mayor George Karos to sign an endorsement letter to the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration for an outdoor beer garden at the Oct. 12 event along Mall Drive. The request is among several agenda items for a special city council meeting Wednesday, which is set to begin at 5 p.m. in the J. Oakley Seibert Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 232 N. Queen St. Organizers of the zombie-themed event also requested the city's support for the mall's plan to temporarily close its private-access road to Mall Drive during the event for the safety of participants and spectators.
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NEWS
July 21, 2013
Bonnie's Bus to visit Panhandle next month MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bonnie's Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit the Eastern Panhandle in August, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to area women. University Healthcare and the University Healthcare Regional Cancer Program are sponsoring the Berkeley County visit. Bonnie's Bus will be parked at Martinsburg Mall (south side, across from Allegheny Optical) on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. A service of WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, Bonnie's Bus is a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit that brings the most advanced digital mammography to communities in West Virginia.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 31, 2013
An affiliate of a Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based real estate development company has acquired Martinsburg Mall, the company announced Friday. Eric Cornett, chief operating officer of Paramount Development Corp., said in a news release that the company recently completed commercial development projects in Winchester, Va., and Shippensburg, Pa., and had been looking at opportunities in Martinsburg “for some time.” Martinsburg Development Partners LLC,...
NEWS
May 17, 2013
An 18-year-old woman is accused of embezzling more than $1,000 in cash and merchandise from the Bon-Ton store at Martinsburg Mall, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Samantha Bowie, of 107 Autumn Leaf Drive in Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday on one felony count of embezzlement by Magistrate Betty Jo Hersh, according to court documents. Martinsburg Police Patrol officer C.M. Richmond said in a complaint that Bowie provided a written statement admitting she took $600 in cash and $435.12 in merchandise, according to court documents.
LIFESTYLE
May 10, 2013
Monday, May 13 - American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 -  Maugansville Ruritan, 18007 Maugans Ave., Maugansville, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 -  Paw Paw Fire Hall, 44 Moser Ave., Paw Paw, W.Va., 1 to 7 p.m.  Tuesday, May 14 -  St. John's United Church of Christ, 215 E. Cumberland St., Clear Spring., 1 to 7 p.m.  Wednesday, May 15 - American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, noon to 6 p.m.  Wednesday, May 15  - Mather Training Center, 51 Mather Place, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Friday, May 17 -  Williamsport High School, 5 S. Clifton Drive, Williamsport, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Friday, May 17 - Knights of Columbus, 108 W. Stephen St., Martinsburg, W.Va., 1:30 to 6 p.m.  Tuesday, May 21 - Martinsburg Mall,  800 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va., noon to 6 p.m.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2013
Martinsburg businessman P.J. Orsini was feeling a lot of “good energy” at the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association's Home Show Friday at Martinsburg Mall. “I'm getting a lot of good questions,” said Orsini, standing among several sleek and shiny appliances on display from Orsini's Appliances Sales & Service. The Home Show continues at 10 a.m. today. Admission is free and home-related seminars, which also are being offered Saturday at no charge, begin at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, the show opens at noon and continues through 6 p.m. Bidding in the show's silent auction ends at 4 p.m., Sunday.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 6, 2013
Despite the recent winter snow, spring is right around the corner and that means it's time for the 30th annual Franklin County Builders Show. “The builders show is a rite of spring. When the builders show is here, you know spring is not far behind,” said Tom Hanks, president of the Franklin County (Pa.) Builders Association. The builders show starts Friday at the Waynesboro Mall off Pa. 16. There's plenty of free parking, Hanks said. With 147 vendors on tap, there's something to pique everyone's interest at this year's show, he said.
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