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Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
The Central Maryland region has several exclusive shopping destinations and a variety of neighborhood retail centers. First-rate culinary options, ranging from one-of-a-kind establishments to chain restaurants, can be found in just about all of these shopping venues and across the area.
Browse the Restaurants section in the Chamber of Commerce’s online directory to find the one that suits your taste buds!
Arundel Mills
Arundel Mills is the largest shopping destination in the western part of
the county. Located in Hanover at
the intersection of Route 100 and I-295, Arundel Mills and its more than 250 outlet and value retailers are so impressive that the mall is even a draw for out-of-state tourists.
The main mall features 17 anchor stores and 225 specialty businesses, extensive dining options, Medieval Times and even a 24-screen movie theater. Near the mall, shoppers will find other major retailers. Many hotels are within walking distance of Arundel Mills, a convenient feature for out-of- town visitors. The Chamber’s online business directory offers a list of these accommodations.
Live! Casino
Live! Casino gaming, dining and entertainment complex is adjacent to Arundel Mills and the state’s highest- grossing casino. Along with more than 4,200 state-of-the-art slot machines, this gaming wonderland features live table games, a poker room, entertain- ment and a delicious spectrum of spe- cialty restaurants, including The Prime Rib, Bobby’s Burger Palace and Luk Fu Asian Cuisine.
This year, Live! opened its brand-
Above: The lobby of the recently opened
Live! Hotel welcomes guests to its luxurious accommodations and event space. Lower left: Savage Mill in Howard County incorporates contemporary shops and studios into its historic building.
new 310-room, 52-suite luxury hotel and event center, Live! Hotel.
Arundel Preserve
Just down the street from Arundel Mills, Arundel Preserve features a
mix of retailers, restaurants, offices
and residences. The Hotel at Arundel Preserve offers everything a business traveler could want, including large and comfortable rooms, 10,000 square feet of conference space and a luxurious grand ballroom that seats more than 500 guests. Culinary options range from fine dining to a burger at midnight.
The Residences at Arundel Preserve and the Palisades at Arundel Preserve, both near the hotel, provide permanent housing. The Corporate Center, a 63-acre office park, offers single-user buildings, multitenant lease options and built-to-suit opportunities.
And, with the extension of Milestone Parkway through to Route 175, access to Fort Meade has been greatly enhanced and will increase demand for office space in this unique mixed-use community.
Historic Savage Mill
Across the Anne Arundel County line in Howard County is historic Savage Mill, a 19th-century textile mill that is now home to a one-of-a-kind home design and arts and crafts retail center. Resident artists, photographers and
a music studio share this novel space with antique shops, home furnishing stores, restaurants and banquet facilities. For a complete store directory, visit
The Mall at Columbia
Located in The Town Center in Columbia, The Mall has five anchor department stores, 200 specialty stores, and, of course, a food court.
It is the largest shopping mall in the county and includes a 40,000-square- foot open-air plaza. Many full-service restaurants, including Uno Chicago Grill, P.F. Chang’s and The Cheesecake Factory, are nearby, as is a multiscreen movie theater.
Towne Centre Laurel
Just off Route 1 in Laurel is Towne Centre Laurel, a shopping, dining and entertainment destination that opened in 2014 on the site of the former Laurel Mall. Burlington Coat Factory, Macys, a Harris Teeter grocery store and a movie theater anchor the mall, and there are dining options for every taste.
College Park
Home to the University of Maryland, the flagship campus of the state’s university system, College Park has more than 30,000 residents. It also has a wide variety of eating and drinking establishments, from college hangouts to those that cater to an older crowd. Shopping opportunities abound,
and residents enjoy proximity to recreational activities, historic sites and Washington, D.C.

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