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Old 12-03-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Does anyone know of any malls planned or currently built?
There's a big one under construction in New Jersey. It's called Xanadu Meadowlands. Xanadu Meadowlands

It will have a large retail component and a sports/entertainment component which includes North America's first indoor ski area and the Pepsi Globe, North America's largest ferris wheel. The building itself looks pretty ugly, IMO.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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We don't have a Costco in the Syracuse area. We have BJ's Wholesale and Sam's Club though.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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There's a big one under construction in New Jersey. It's called Xanadu Meadowlands. Xanadu Meadowlands

It will have a large retail component and a sports/entertainment component which includes North America's first indoor ski area and the Pepsi Globe, North America's largest ferris wheel. The building itself looks pretty ugly, IMO.
This seems to be a theme/festival center or lifestyle center versus being a traditional regional or super regional mall.

I heard a regional mall might come to my area with Dillards and Sears and be at 411,000 sq. ft. It would be open-air with mostly teenage retail clothing stores, and a few upscale stores. It would be to close a major highway, and a water park.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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What are the determining factors to build a regional mall in a city? What type of cities do malls usually chose?

What about to build a Costco?

I noticed there is at least one Costco per county in Metropolitan Statistical Area.

I also noticed that there is always going to be more than one Costco in a Metropolitan Division that is apart of a big MSA.

Also, Micropolitan areas usually don't have Costcos.

Am I wrong about the Costco factor? Are there Costcos in as many micropolitan areas as MSAs?
I have 8 costcos in a 25 mile range of my house.... yes, I can't believe it either. I'm living the dream.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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There are two costcos within 20 miles of me.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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There are 2 Costcos in the Pgh. area and only 7 in all of Pa.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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According to some one I talked to in the business, he says there needs to be 150,000 population within a 8 mile radius or 20 minute driving distance.

The ICSC definition syas a 5-15 mile trade area though.

http://www.icsc.org/srch/lib/2009_S-...TION_May09.pdf

My city of Paso Robles, CA will have 120,000 population within a 8 mile radius by 2020, but will have far more than 150,000 population in a 15 mile radius (approximate 35 minute driving distance).

Can anyone help me out? Thanks
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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Merrimack County, NH (Concord region) is a micropolitan area definied by the Census Bureau. I live in Merrimack County. We have a decent regional mall. The population of Concord is about 45,000 but the county has around 150,000 residents. The city has a large pull factor for retail given its size...
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Merrimack County, NH (Concord region) is a micropolitan area definied by the Census Bureau. I live in Merrimack County. We have a decent regional mall. The population of Concord is about 45,000 but the county has around 150,000 residents. The city has a large pull factor for retail given its size...
So would you say there is not 150,000 population within a 20 minute driving distance, but there is within a longer driving distance?
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Boise
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In the Boise/Nampa metro, about 600,000 people there are two costcos with another being built in Meridian. There is a Sam's Club, and one large mall, with a smaller one in Nampa that is rarely if ever busy, with some very cheap type stores not typical of malls.

There are four Walmarts (eww). There are actually more mom and pop type places and smaller chains here than in a lot of places I've heard about.
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