Because they have the time and resources to do things like "journalism", the Gazette contacted the chairman of City Place property manager Petrie Ross Ventures to get additional details on the upcoming transition of City Place into an outlet mall.
Well, don't get too excited for the mall's supposed "grand re-opening" later this year, people, because it turns out this event is unlikely to occur. After owning/managing the mall for four years, Petrie Ross still has no clue what they want to do with this white elephant:
Despite Internet rumors on Silver Spring blogs and news sites, the plans, created by EWB Development LLC, by no means reflect the final decision, Petrie said."Internet rumors?" Petrie Ross' partner put up a multimedia website promoting the "Outlets at Silver Spring" and there was a story about the mall's conversion to outlets included in a industry trade magazine last October. It would appear that in this case that clearly the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
“The site is trying to promote the idea,” he said. “We haven’t decided whether to go in that direction yet.”
Bottom line: Shitty Place forever. Demolition is the only solution now.