I know someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows someone who emailed Mike Trenery of Black Oak Associates, the owners of the Carrolltown Mall, for an update back in August. Mr. Trenery was kind enough to reply to this person that Black Oak Associates was in negotiations with a major anchor tenant and that a announcement was due within 60 days.
Well, I know I went to a school in the city, so that discounts my intelligence by about 40%, but I know that 60 days from August of 2012 is not July of 2015. By my calculations, there should have been an announcement by October 2012. We are now roughly 210 days past this email exchange.
Can we ever believe anything that Black Oak Associates tells us? I thought it was bad a few years ago. But now K-Mart, Blockbuster, and Peebles are gone and NOTHING is happening. Do they hate us?
There's a rumor that when Money magazine named Eldersburg the 67th best place to live in the United States, the town would have actually landed at 43rd if it hadn't been for Carrolltown Mall.
We can do better than this.