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Old 07-23-2007, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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I was going to nominate a mall in the Cleveland area, but then I'd be wasting your time.

Water Tower Place is amazing, but so all are the other towers on Michigan Avenue. My ex-girlfriend dragged me through each one of them.
Lol, sorry I didn't mean to discourage you from posting.. I just got tired of people saying "philly area, miami area" you know? At least say something about the mall to make it stand out from other malls, cause there's plenty of malls in any metro area.
If you knew the name of the mall, it would help as well
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Lol, sorry I didn't mean to discourage you from posting.. I just got tired of people saying "philly area, miami area" you know? At least say something about the mall to make it stand out from other malls, cause there's plenty of malls in any metro area.
If you knew the name of the mall, it would help as well
It amuses me how every major metro in the country gets bandied about so cavalierly. There are parts of each of the Midwestern metros that I like and parts that I dislike. The nicer parts of the Detroit area beat out the dumpy parts of the Chicago area.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: In God
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New York City doesn't have malls, it has an each indivindual clothing outlet in a skyscraper. but for malls, Chicago.
New York City has plenty of shopping malls.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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Default Malls in general tend to suck

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Give me a mainstreet or downtown district not an ugly, sprawling mall filled with boring suburbanites buying more junk for their cookie cutter homes.
For the most part, I agree. I grew up in northern NJ and observed first-hand how the malls in Paramus decimated the shopping districts in so many surrounding towns. When I was a kid, Main St. in Hackensack was the place to shop for cool clothes and other things, but by the time I was a teenager, it was dead. We had a few malls and shopped at them (loved the Garden State Plaza when it was an outdoor mall with street signs in every alleyway, and the Bergen Mall had a community theater in it) but hanging out at Malls was not yet part of the everyone's lifestyle. Until they built Paramus Park Mall. Ugh!

Living in NYC now, I don't shop malls much unless I travel (I live in Manhattan, where malls are not common) - but I prefer to avoid them (and big-box stores -- always makes me grimace when someone posts a message here about having a Target or Wal-Mart as a positive feature in a place). I will always prefer a walkable downtown shopping district over a mall.

However, there is one mall I've visited that stands out as quite nice (haven't read the entire thread so forgive me if it has already been mentioned). That is the Colony Mill Marketplace (http://www.colonymill.com/index.html - broken link) in Keene, NH. It was originally a woolen mill that made uniforms for the Union Army. Great bookstore there! And Keene is a very attractive and livable town.

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Old 05-21-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Among the malls that I've been to, the most impressive ones are (in no particular order):
1) Tysons Corner Center (McLean, VA)
2) Garden State Plaza (Paramus, NJ)
3) The Galleria (Houston, TX)
4) King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, PA)
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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My favorite mall is a small, not well known one in southern Minnesota. You might not know the name, but it's known to locals as 'The Mall of America'
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, CA
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The best mall is probably South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa simply due to the exclusivity of the stores: Gucci, Dolce Gabbana, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Barney's, Saks, Bloomingdales, Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Burberry, Tiffany's, Chanel, Cartier, and that's just a few.

There's also a carousel in the mall, valet parking, and bridge access to the Performing Arts Center.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. Runs down a great chunk of the street, so much that there is a bus system. Cars not allowed, except on the cross streets of course. I love it!
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Love 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver.

Kenwood Towne Centre in Cincinnati is pretty nice too.

Or anywhere that has an Apple Store!
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Some malls around the Chicagoland area are linked below. There are many more that Im forgetting, but shoppers? Knock yourselves out.

Stratford Square Mall - Bloomingdale, Illinois

Water Tower Place About Us (http://www.shopwatertower.com/html/mallinfo.asp - broken link)

The 900 Shops

Woodfield Mall

Oak Brook Center, Chicago shopping-mall-store from Chicago Traveler

Old Orchard , Chicago shopping-mall-store from Chicago Traveler

Gurnee Mills, Chicago shopping-mall-store from Chicago Traveler

Northbrook Court, Chicago shopping-mall-store from Chicago Traveler

Chicago Place, Chicago shopping-mall-store from Chicago Traveler

Westfield Purchase the Perfect Gift (http://www.westfield.com/northbridge/ - broken link)
Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, Illinois is the largest mall in the southland. Of course not a single mall on your list is in the southland. Orland Square is bigger and better and more worthy of being mentioned than most of the malls on your list.

Orland Square - Orland Park, IL 60462 | Simon Malls
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