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Old 02-27-2012, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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Default Town Center mall has record year, still growing

Town Center begins 2012 with a record start* - Business - Charleston Daily Mail - West Virginia News and Sports -

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I was in the mall this weekend and it was packed with young families. I'm sure Disney on Ice was the main reason, but it was nice to see.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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I was there on Saturday around 3 and that place was a mad house!

The new stores there are adding will be very upscale and will help set the mall apert from the average suburban mall. Coach, White House Black Market, Sophia's, and Francesca's Collections which are all upscale women's stores which I most likely will not be visiting, but it will make the the ladies happy LOL

Remodeling will be a huge plus for the mall. It isn't really all that bad looking, as the individual stores constantly update, but the brick floors and the pink stripes need an upgrade. With the Civic Canter getting a makeover in the near future and the new Courtyard hotel, the addition of a revamed urban mall will make this part of downtown very attractive. And plus we might see some new office buildings in this part of town. Charleston is going to change rapidly in the next few years.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Odd, I had been under the impression that the Town Center had been struggling due to Corridor G and Barboursville. When I was a kid (90s), I used to love the place, but it certainly sort of feels run down now. Getting rid of the 3 story waterfall didn't help. While I understand getting rid of the Arcade in the food court (no where has them anymore), why would you replace it with a non-retail business that just turned it into offices?
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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Odd, I had been under the impression that the Town Center had been struggling due to Corridor G and Barboursville. When I was a kid (90s), I used to love the place, but it certainly sort of feels run down now. Getting rid of the 3 story waterfall didn't help. While I understand getting rid of the Arcade in the food court (no where has them anymore), why would you replace it with a non-retail business that just turned it into offices?
The mall is doing really well, and in fact is probably running a the same level it was before Corridor G. The offices upstairs I would agree on. They eliminated a whole section of restaurants, but that was a while back. There has been 3 new restaurants open in the past year, Panera Bread, Fiver Guys, and (coming soon) Qdoba.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Odd, I had been under the impression that the Town Center had been struggling due to Corridor G and Barboursville. When I was a kid (90s), I used to love the place, but it certainly sort of feels run down now. Getting rid of the 3 story waterfall didn't help. While I understand getting rid of the Arcade in the food court (no where has them anymore), why would you replace it with a non-retail business that just turned it into offices?
Like Chris said, the mall has changed and appeals to a different demographic than it needed to before.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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I've had a pretty good idea for the mall that would be really cool and modern and I wanted to here some input from you all. Since Brickstreet took over the fourth anchor store and blocked off its mall entrance, that corner of the mall has felt very empty. There is a big plasterd wall that covers up both the first and second floor enterances into the old store and the small plaza in front of it is outdated. I think that a large TV screen (1st floor) and a small amount of theater seating would be a unique way to modernize and revamp that space. It would be almost like a free movie theater, but it could be used for community events and special showings.
Kind of like the Cisco screens that they put up in various cities that are two way cameras in some ways.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Odd, I had been under the impression that the Town Center had been struggling due to Corridor G and Barboursville. When I was a kid (90s), I used to love the place, but it certainly sort of feels run down now. Getting rid of the 3 story waterfall didn't help. While I understand getting rid of the Arcade in the food court (no where has them anymore), why would you replace it with a non-retail business that just turned it into offices?
The waterfall is gone!?!?!
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Washington, WV
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Odd, I had been under the impression that the Town Center had been struggling due to Corridor G and Barboursville. When I was a kid (90s), I used to love the place, but it certainly sort of feels run down now. Getting rid of the 3 story waterfall didn't help. While I understand getting rid of the Arcade in the food court (no where has them anymore), why would you replace it with a non-retail business that just turned it into offices?
I was thinking the exact same thing. I remember the mall how it used to be when they had the waterfall and restaurants all the way around the food court. The food court would be packed. The mall was a real destination place and sort of saved downtown Charleston back in the 80s when it opened. When Kaufman's & Bennigan's went out, that didn't help either.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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I was thinking the exact same thing. I remember the mall how it used to be when they had the waterfall and restaurants all the way around the food court. The food court would be packed. The mall was a real destination place and sort of saved downtown Charleston back in the 80s when it opened. When Kaufman's & Bennigan's went out, that didn't help either.
Macey's bought out Kaufmans so that was actually a positive for the mall. Bennigan's had a terrible rat problem, which led to its closing. Now that the space has been cleaned up, Panera Bread has moved in.

The Town center is bursting right now, and it is becoming more upscale than before.
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