Monday, February 25, 2013
Historic photographs bring back the days when Prince George's Plaza was an open air mall.
If you've walked through a the Mall at Prince George's, you've probably had to deal with one particular architectural annoyance unique to the shopping center: the vertical support columns which line the main hall. For an unaware shopper, the columns can become an unwelcome surprise if you happen to walk into one while distracted by conversation or an idle glance at your smartphone. But it wasn't always this way. When the mall first opened in 1959 as Prince George's Plaza, shoppers had a lot more room to maneuver because the mall didn't have a roof. For the first 18 years the mall was in existence, it operated as an open-air shopping center. It wasn't until 1977 that the mall was enclosed. With the roof, came the support columns, …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Extra staff, extra security and even some refreshments are all part of getting ready for a busy shopping day.
With retailers vying for your holiday dollars, stores and malls are pulling out all the stops to lure you into their establishments for Black Friday. So what can you expect from local businesses and malls, if you decide to brave the crowds on one of the busiest shopping days of the year? The Mall at Prince George’s marketing director Victoria Clark, who has overseen six previous Black Friday sales at the mall, expects that this year will be different from previous years because stores are opening earlier than ever. “With the early opening of Target (on Thanksgiving night), I expect we’ll be busy at midnight, but we’re ready.” Clark mentioned that for the rest of the mall’s stores, full security and customer service teams will be on hand at…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Volunteers for the breast cancer patient support organization All Shades of Pink will provide the service over the next two weekends.
When it comes to Mother's Day gifts, some might go with a brunch or flowers. But if the present you plan for mom is the wrapable kind, you might want to recruit the help of some volunteers at The Mall at Prince Georges over the next two weekends. Volunteers from All Shades of Pink, Inc. will wrap gifts in Center Court from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, May 12. Donations will support various initiatives of the breast cancer patient support organization.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A rundown of local family-friendly Easter events.
With Easter less than two weeks away, many parents are on the lookout for fun family outings. Patch is here to help with a list of scheduled Easter Bunny sightings and egg hunts over the coming weeks. Did we miss a good Easter event? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Head on over to the Mall at Prince George's for a visit with Kris Kringle.
Santa has officially swept off his sleigh and into the Mall at Prince George's just in front of the Macy's store. Interested in meeting him, or letting him know your Christmas wishes? Make your way to the mall until Christmas Eve for photos with Old St. Nick. The mall is offering digital photo packages with free Shutterfly gift cards and "Shining Stars" plush toys, which allow kids to name their own star. Santa will also host breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Dec. 4. The event will include free face painting, balloon creations and door prizes. Kids also get a free gift bag. Breakfast costs $5 per child, or you can bring in a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the WHUR toy drive. Santa will be at the mall until 8 p.m. on Dec. 24, when he …