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Old 06-01-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I could hate myself for doing this. This is what Dallas is getting...

Victory Park

I don't understand why if we have the better stores, why can't we get the better shopping center???
Victory Park is basically eastern DT Houston. They are both the same size. The difference is, eastern DT Houston isn't all under one developer. Victory Park is under one developer.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: In God
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So is this to assume that Houston does not yet have one or is that site wrong?
When did I ever say that Houston had one? I said we were supposed to be getting one. But hey, atleast one will finally be in Texas anyway. I will be in Dallas to take a look, come this September.

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Old 06-01-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: In God
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Victory Park is basically eastern DT Houston. They are both the same size. The difference is, eastern DT Houston isn't all under one developer. Victory Park is under one developer.
Yes, but Victory Park is newer and they're supposed to be receiving high end stores which Houston doesn't have downtown. Instead, we're getting Houston Pavilions. I guess the fact that Houston and Dallas are so different isn't always so beneficial, lol.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Of course they are getting high-end stores. That is what Victory Park was made to be like. It isn't in Downtown Dallas either. I believe it is actually hurting DTD, because companies are moving offices to Victory Park. Besides, Houston's Downtown is becoming more user friendly (by having affordable, but not discount stores). The upscale stuff is five miles to the west in the Uptown area and vicinity.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: In God
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The upscale stuff is five miles to the west in the Uptown area and vicinity.
But how is that helping Houston's downtown when we have visitors that are used to shopping in high end boutiques in a downtown location?
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That isn't saying upscale stores won't open up independent shops in Downtown. A lot of these new Downtown towers are having retail at the bottom.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: In God
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That isn't saying upscale stores won't open up independent shops in Downtown. A lot of these new Downtown towers are having retail at the bottom.
Well they should start soon.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It takes TIME. Financing, construction, etc.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Even though it's nothing special in size or architecture, The Mall of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) is pretty cool. It has the
2nd largest indoor carousel in the world, and the largest in the U.S. The mall is breathtaking at Christmastime.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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For a while, I thought I had stumbled upon a Dallas vs. Houston thread, instead of what the best malls in the country are.

Here's my short list:

Short Hills Mall - Short Hills, NJ
Oak View Mall and Westroads Mall - Omaha, NE
Arden Fair Mall - Sacramento, CA
South Coast Plaza - Costa Mesa, CA
Westminster Mall - Westminster, CA
Brea Mall - Brea, CA
Del Amo Fashion Center - Torrance, CA
Horton Plaza - San Diego, CA
North County Fair - Escondido, CA
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