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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Open-Air Malls/Lifestyle Centers 14 37.84%
Indoor Malls 10 27.03%
Neither 3 8.11%
It doesn't matter. Both are fine with me. 10 27.03%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-06-2016, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I like the mall in Honolulu, which is desinged like an indoor mall, but the hallways have no ceilings, only the stores, thanks to the moderate climate
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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I like the mall in Honolulu, which is desinged like an indoor mall, but the hallways have no ceilings, only the stores, thanks to the moderate climate
Like this? This looks cool.

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Old 09-06-2016, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Like this? This looks cool.
I've actually been to that mall, that's how I knew about it
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago has only two major outdoor malls left....Old Orchard in the north suburbs (Skokie) and Oakbrook in the west suburbs (Oak Brook)....both are easily among the most popular in the area and provide the most pleasing environments of any Chicagoland mall. To me, these beat the competition easily.

I'd say unfortunately that Chicago doesn't have any truly great lifestyle centers that really recreate the street-like ambiance of the best of what you find in places like California (the Grove in LA, Santana Row in SJ) or Florida (Mizner in Boca)....ours are basically just a string of stores facing a parking lot. the few that actually have a street scape (like Randhurst Village in Mt. Prospect) are nothing special. Would love to see a greatly themed lifestyle center in the Chicago area and, to me, that would be a place I'd like to go in the way I do to Old Orchard or Oakbrook.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:32 AM
 
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The trend appears geared toward the lifestyle centers which attract a typically better roster of stores in a more concentrated area versus malls which have lots of less desirable options with the anchors and a handful of the better specialty retailers spread out over a large area. Not to mention for most it's much more pleasurable to be outside.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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Could go either way, but I think the weather and location plays a factor in this as well.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:38 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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As long as the weather is good, open-air malls are fine.

But when it's too hot, too cold, rainy or snowy, indoor malls are preferable.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Outdoor Malls definitely
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Depends on the weather
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