Before it Closes, One Last Trip to a Near-Empty Lakeforest Mall

Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2023–John Kelly

When Taubman Centers opened Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, Md., in 1978, the anchor stores were the Hecht Co., Woodward & Lothrop, J.C. Penney and Sears. Hecht’s and Woodies are gone for good. Sears and J.C. Penney soldier on, shadows of their former selves.