-photo courtesy of YouTube-
There is a YouTube channel that profiles the history of local malls in the region.
One of the malls featured is the former Golden Ring Mall in the Rossville area.
The mall opened in the 70s and closed in 2001. The mall’s old location has been the current home of The Centre at Golden Ring shopping center since its opening in 2002.
The video details the popularity of Golden Ring in the 1980s and early 90s as it housed the only movie theater in the area.
Then it is explained that the opening of Towsontown Mall in 1992 and the opening of the movie theater at The Avenue White Marsh in 1997 as a reason for the decline of Golden Ring.
I agreed with that assessment but felt that the creation of Campbell Boulevard also hurt Golden Ring.
The only way to get from Golden Ring to White Marsh Mall in the early 90s was to drive on the fast paced I-95. Once Campbell was built, motorists could drive safely from Golden Ring on Philadelphia Road to Campbell to White Marsh Mall.
The video was a nice trip down memory lane. I was hoping the author would have posted some old videos from inside the mall and had more original photos.
Some of the photos included the ironic Montgomery Wards photo and an outdoor picture of the old Stewarts from the highway.
I have seen many of these photos on social media, but it is probably difficult to find original photos of the old mall.
It is worth a view.