Sunday, November 18, 2012
County fire investigators are looking for the cause of a vehicle fire in an Annapolis Mall parking garage.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department is investigating a vehicle fire that occurred in a parking garage at Westfield Annapolis Mall on Saturday. When firefighters arrived on scene around 10 a.m., the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and lots of smoke was pouring out into the garage, said Lt. Keith Hamilton, a fire department spokesman. It took 30 firefighters more than 20 minutes to extinguish the flames. Hamilton said no one was injured. The cause of the fire and estimated damages are still under investigation.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The latest version of Apple's superphone hits the shelves Friday morning.
If you're one of those people that just needs the iPhone 5 as soon as it's available, local stores will be making accommodations for you for the Sept. 21 release. Large crowds are predicted at the Westfield Annapolis mall Apple store, said mall spokeswoman Barbara Feldes. The mall will open its doors at 8 a.m. Friday. People who want to make sure they get the phone first can line up beforehand by the first-floor entrance in the red garage next to J.C. Penney. But don't try to line up Thursday night. "We do not allow people to camp overnight on the walkways or anything," Feldes said. "People have to stay inside their cars." Feldes said representatives from Apple will be outside handling the line at 5 a.m. until the mall officially opens at…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The free app now allows mall shoppers to search for sales, buy movie tickets and even make dinner reservations.
Have you ever wondered what sales were going on at the Westfield Annapolis Mall? Or have you wanted to compare prices without going store to store? How about trying to remember where you parked your car? A recent upgrade to the mall's free iPhone app allows users to do just that. “We had such an enthusiastic response to the original version of the Westfield App,” Alan Cohen, executive vice president of Marketing, said in a press release. “After studying the feedback of hundreds of thousands of our shoppers, we found that the majority wanted two things: to get around the mall easier and to save money. Westfield App v2.0 accomplishes both of these things.” The Westfield App v2.0 is available on iTunes and has five different screens that …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The opportunity to snag one of 300 gift cards to the new store in Westfield Annapolis mall brought approximately 350 people out Saturday morning.
Forever 21's new, two-story location in Westfield Annapolis mall opened Saturday to huge crowds, thanks to a giveaway of 300 gift cards. Approximately 350 people lined up starting at 7 a.m. Saturday for their chance to be the lucky winner to take home a $210 gift card. The Hawkins family camped out in the mall parking lot the night before to ensure their prime spots towards the front of the line. The group joked around and relaxed on the floor for nearly three hours before the doors opened at 10 a.m. Sheree Hawkins said the group would pool their money should any of them win the $210 gift card, but her brother George Hawkins joked that "we'll lay them out for it." The store gave out 300 gift cards, but only one of them was worth $210. The …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The store plans to celebrate by giving away gift cards in varying denominations to the first 300 people in line.
The new Forever 21 at Westfield Annapolis mall will finally open its doors Saturday at 10 a.m. The opening date had originally been planned for Spring 2012. According to a press release, "The first 300 people in line will receive a free gift card, and two lucky winners will win one of the season’s hottest outfits, valued up to $150, on Grand Opening Day." The new location features more than 30,000 square feet of retail space spread out over two floors. In addition to the women's clothing and accessories, the new store will feature men's clothing, an extended size line for women, makeup, lingerie and an expanded shoe section, according to the release. It will also be the only non-department store to boast a mutli-level plan at Annapolis …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lawsuit alleges McCormick & Schmick’s owes the mall for unpaid rent and late fees.
McCormick & Schmick’s closed its doors in January at the Westfield Annapolis mall location but the seafood restaurant reportedly still owes thousands in unpaid rent. The Capital reported that the mall is suing the restaurant chain for $125,000 in unpaid rent and late fees. The lawsuit was filed on May 15 in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, according to online court records. In January, Patch reported that McCormick & Schmick’s closed the location at Westfield Annapolis mall after it was purchased by Landry's Restaurants Inc. Christi Wallace, marketing director at Westfield Annapolis, told Patch in January that the restaurant had a long-term lease and mall officials are working on finding another tenant for the location. See the full …
Monday, May 7, 2012
About 35 dancers participated in the Saturday event.
A flash mob hit the Westfield Annapolis mall once again. On Saturday afternoon, about 35 Zumba dancers shocked shoppers at Nordstom when they broke into a choreographed routine out of the blue, according to The Capital. “It’s like planning a surprise party,” Lakin Ducker, one of the organizers, said in the article. The mall has seen two other flash mobs in recent months, the news website states.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
It's not a joke, the local business has expanded to the Westfield Annapolis Mall.
The Annapolis Pottery has expanded to the Westfield Annapolis Mall—for real. The local business caused a stir in the community when, as an April Fool's joke, it sent out an email stating that it would set up shop at the Market House, a historic space on the city dock. The email informed residents that the business would add two new floors to the building and a waterslide that would dump users into the water near Ego Alley. Some residents were upset by the news, but others were very excited, said Lydia Ferwerea, a studio manager for the business. "We were getting a lot of calls," she said. The Westfield location opened on Friday, and serves as a compliment to the downtown flagship store, located at 40 State Circle. "We were looking to grow…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Patch asks readers what they'd like to see at Westfield Annapolis mall.
There could be a new dining option this fall at Westfield Annapolis mall. If it were up to you, what restaurant would you like to see come to town? Wayne Tolx, general manager of Four Seasons Grille, told Patch the restaurant is considering opening a new location at the mall in October. County residents currently must travel to Gambrills for the opportunity to dine at Four Seasons Grille, which specializes in American and Mediterranean cuisines. However, it appears the deal isn't done yet. "We have not yet confirmed that the Four Seasons Grille is coming to the center yet, as we do not have a signed lease," wrote Christi Wallace, marketing director at Westfield Annapolis, in an email to Patch. Austin Grill closed its doors in December and …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Giada De Laurentiis was spotted in Whole Foods after her book signing at Westfield Annapolis mall.
Where would a celebrity chef go to get sushi and salad in Annapolis between engagements? Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis was seen in Whole Foods at Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole on Sunday afternoon. She tweeted about her experience in town saying that next time she'd visit Joss Cafe & Sushi Bar. De Laurentiis was in town to promote her cookbook Weeknights with Giada at a book signing at 11 a.m. Sunday at Williams-Sonoma at Westfield Annapolis mall. She tweeted a thank-you message to the store and the "fab people." Williams-Sonoma hosted celebrity chef Bobby Flay for a book signing in September. De Laurentiis' next stop after Annapolis was Wegmans in Hunt Valley, according to her tweet.