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Old 07-26-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NC
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For some, the Mall "experience" is not just shopping. For me, I like shopping/deals. When I lived in Charlotte, I found some stuff in SP, but in all honesty, the Macy's in Lenox has everything.
Macy's at Lenox is nice, but really doesn't impress me any more than Belk SouthPark. Besides, even though Macy's is much larger, the men's section is not much larger than Belk SouthPark. Either way, I prefer Nordstrom to both.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Not hellish drive. Struaght shot down I-85. Because large parts of Duluth, Johns Creek, Norcross, Suwanee are Asian towns. Because the Dekalb Farmer's Market is giagntic. Has foods from all over the world.
I consider I-85 between Atlanta & Charlotte to be a horrible drive. This is why I haven't been to ATL in years as there is nothing there that I want to see that makes the drive worth it.

I recommend going to the NC Regional Farmers market. There are foods there from all over the world as well, and while I agree there may be more asian stores in the Atlanta Metro (it does sprawl over 10,000 sq miles) I can't imagine that anything can be found there that isn't available in CLT.

I'm not doubting that you might know people who make such a trip, but IMO, it's not common.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Charlotte Malls vs Atlanta Malls

Real cities build their retail strips downtown in store fronts that face the street...
*urbancharlotte drops mic; walks off stage*
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I do think they have over expanded Hanes a bit since it sales per square foot is so low.

Another thing, who came up with the name? I hate the name so much, lol.

I hate carpet in malls. I just think it looks cheap and ugly, I guess I actually think tile is easier to walk on.
You apparently dont know the history of the prominent Hanes family to North Carolina that dates back to 1901 with manufacturing textiles.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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I consider I-85 between Atlanta & Charlotte to be a horrible drive. This is why I haven't been to ATL in years as there is nothing there that I want to see that makes the drive worth it.

I recommend going to the NC Regional Farmers market. There are foods there from all over the world as well, and while I agree there may be more asian stores in the Atlanta Metro (it does sprawl over 10,000 sq miles) I can't imagine that anything can be found there that isn't available in CLT.

I'm not doubting that you might know people who make such a trip, but IMO, it's not common.
Unlike like many, I do not come on City Data and lie or stretch/bend the truth. I know a few people who actually drive down - as mentioned - top shop. Bumped into one last month at the Dekalkb Farmer's Mrkt. She works at BOA. Another, an Asian girl I know drives down once a month. Says she cannot find Asian stuff (whatever that meant; everything is made in China) that she likes in Charlotte.

I also know more than a few people who drive down to party, etc...

What's the big deal???
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Charlotte Malls vs Atlanta Malls

Real cities build their retail strips downtown in store fronts that face the street...
*urbancharlotte drops mic; walks off stage*
So that would exclude both Atlanta & Charlotte.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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You apparently dont know the history of the prominent Hanes family to North Carolina that dates back to 1901 with manufacturing textiles.
Wow. I hope I don't sound like stupid or anything, lol, but I had no idea Hanes was out of NC. I really don't know much about NC outside of Asheville and Charlotte, and a little about The Triangle.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Who in their right mind would drive so far to go to a mall... I've only ever been to South Park mall once, at the request of visitors, and it looks like any other mall out there. The parking lot is a PITA to navigate though.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: NC
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Who in their right mind would drive so far to go to a mall... I've only ever been to South Park mall once, at the request of visitors, and it looks like any other mall out there. The parking lot is a PITA to navigate though.
Well, I guess you're not a big shoppr then and haven't been to many malls, lol.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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Well, I guess you're not a big shoppr then and haven't been to many malls, lol.
I agree with topchief1

I do my share of shopping and have seen my share of shopping malls, but I could care less for the stuff found in malls. Like the previous poster I've only bothered to go to Southpark once in the last 5 years and that is because the wife of a visiting couple from Raleigh wanted to go there. If you seen one of these places, you have seen them all.

I'd rather do my shopping via Amazon. If it can't be found there or elsewhere on-line, then I don't need it.
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