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Some see Laurel's new Towne Centre as upscale, 'Taj Mahal' [Commentary]

Some see Laurel's new Towne Centre as upscale, 'Taj Mahal' [Commentary]

Like a lot of folks around here, I'm excited — and more than a little relieved — that the southern gateway to our river city has been richly enhanced by the addition of the smart and sparkling Towne Centre at Laurel. Not only does it make an impressive footprint, it sends a message that the jewel of the Patuxent has landed in the starting lineup in the retail big-leagues. It's the bright culmination of a wait that began in 2006 when the Laurel Mall, notwithstanding its spiffy Italian marble floor, began to flat line. Guess it's true: for everything, a season. While I'm not a regular at Old Navy or Burlington, I'm inspired by the stew of new and...

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