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Old 09-06-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Not quite abandoned but in Phoenix Metro Center mall has taken an infamous decline into obscurity from being a premiere mall in the Phoenix Area, not to mention the amount of abandoned buildings around it. Although I'm not up there much anymore I've found that this area is rebounding pretty quickly.
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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Not quite abandoned but in Phoenix Metro Center mall has taken an infamous decline into obscurity from being a premiere mall in the Phoenix Area, not to mention the amount of abandoned buildings around it. Although I'm not up there much anymore I've found that this area is rebounding pretty quickly.
Actually Metro Center is one of the malls I keep an eye on, I remember it well from when I lived in PHX
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I think the next step for shopping malls is to have stores both inside and outside. The "lifestyle" additions on the outsides of malls are a step in that direction, but what I ultimately envision is the outside of the mall having storefronts with both inside and outside entrances, all surrounding an indoor atrium with smaller stores, a food court, a stage, and maybe even a nightclub or two.

Malls don't have to die. They simply have to adapt.
You mean like this? Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah has stores all along the front facing the street:

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.0046...A9QR_JGXng!2e0

Also, Savannah Mall is a great example of a mall that everybody wrote off as dead but is finding new life as a hybrid retail / entertainment center. In the past few months, it's seen a number of new stores open, the food court is full and foot traffic has picked up considerably. All it takes is a little re-invention, creative management, and aggressive marketing.

http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2014...tainment-niche

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.9819...JyPXpQclZA!2e0

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.9828...CiMuQ!2e0!3e11

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