Valley Mall - Hagerstown
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, Maryland 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 Pantry Pride grocery store.
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. Pantry Pride's location became Martin's, and 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. In 2006, Hecht's became Macy's as part of the retirement of the Hecht's nameplate. Macy's closed its Valley Mall location in April 2016.