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Old 09-09-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Columbia Closings blog reports after burger time bites the dust. Other recent closing casualties chick-fil-a and picadilly also vacated the premises in the last while.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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They should just put Dutch Square out of its misery and be done with it. Close the mall, tear it down then build a nice park or mixed use development in its place I say. Keeping this mall alive is like keeping somebody on life support for years. You just gotta let it go when it's time to go. This is nothing against Columbia either. The same thing happened with Greenville Mall here and Eastland Mall in Charlotte sadly.

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Old 09-09-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I agree. It would be the perfect spot for a mini-Village at Sandhill sort of development.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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They should just put Dutch Square out of its misery and be done with it. Close the mall, tear it down then build a nice park or mixed use development in its place I say.
Good idea, but from what I've seen, Dutch Square is not in a very good area. A mixed used development would have a hard time in this location.....demographics aren't good.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Dutch Square isn't in a bad area, it's just an older inner suburb and the population in the general vicinity is older - just like around Richland Mall and older people are not a demographic that is going to keep a mall in business.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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Wow. I agree that they should consider some form of mixed use for the site that would include more multi family/ residential and some.. but less retail. Maybe the built in population would help support the onsite retail and some of the surrounding businesses??? I see Dutch Square suffering a similiar fate as Bush River Mall.. which was demolished after years of standing idle and turned into a Walmart Shopping Center.. which is bustling..
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I was talking with some people last weekend and they mentioned that Costco was looking for a site in Columbia. At one point they considered the Sandhills area but have decided they want to concentrate on the Irmo-St. Andrews road area. The property under Dutch Square could be a pretty good fit for them.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I read the other day that Costco has a new model in which they are moving into empty mall space. They are taking up old Dillard's stores and others and combining that space with contiguous space to get the square footage they need. I was just thinking earlier after reading the last few posts about Dutch Square that a Costco there would bring in both the Lexington/Irmo/Chapin and Columbia crowds. Whatever - I'll still be a local shopper, when I shop.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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I read the other day that Costco has a new model in which they are moving into empty mall space. They are taking up old Dillard's stores and others and combining that space with contiguous space to get the square footage they need. I was just thinking earlier after reading the last few posts about Dutch Square that a Costco there would bring in both the Lexington/Irmo/Chapin and Columbia crowds. Whatever - I'll still be a local shopper, when I shop.
Okay, then Costco should be located at the Village of Sandhills where it belongs - along with Whole Foods Market
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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That will depend on when enough people above a certain median income live within a certain radius.
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