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Old 02-06-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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things other than go shopping? You calling us communists?
:d lol :d
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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Honestly I think W-S (won't really speak for Greensboro) has enough shopping for a city it's size. Besides Hanes Mall with your typical stores Reynolda Village is another area with some unique stores. Even if they built another mall or shopping center the vast majority of it would be the same stores, I doubt you would get anything new.

Although I would like to see some new stuff on the food front and I don't necessarily mean in terms of sit down restaurants. A few months back there was talks of adding another frozen yogurt place and I am like do we really need ANOTHER one? I am temporarily living in NY right now and I've already seen a few ideas I think could work in NC.
Yeah, yogurt bars are enjoying a surge in Greensboro too. What kind of things are you seeing in NY?
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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When you look at income data for Richmond you pull up only data for the City of Richmond, not the adjacent counties. Yes, I have been amazed at the variety of high end shopping in Richmond also! Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Short Pump Town Centre in Richmond? Charlottesville & Northern Va are closeby and those folks are high income. Greensboro has a great shopping center in Friendly Center and W-S's Hanes Mall area. Richmond probably has more potential than most cities in this region if it ever gets its act together!
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Greensboro should have at least 2 large malls at the minimum for its size.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Yeah, that's pretty impressive. They have a GAP, a Hot Topic, and even a Gamestop. That's real high-end stuff.

Look, I'm sure Richmond is a great place to shop, but it's not like it's miles ahead of the Triad. We have plenty of good shopping here.
Yeah, all it has is a Nordstroms, Dillards, Macys, and other high end shops while being the most impressive looking outdoor center Ive ever seen.

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Yes, Id say Richmond is MILES, MILES ahead of Greensboro in the shopping department and thats a huge understatement.

LOL, Greensboro only has 1 mall and 1 outdoor shopping complex for a city that has more people than Richmond. Thats flat out embarrassing.

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Old 02-07-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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I shouldnt even compare it to Richmond because its such a slaughter in Richmonds favor that it isnt even fair. Im willing to bet Greensboro is the weakest city in the country comparing it to other cities of its same size for shopping.

Hell, Greenville South Carolina has more shopping, and that city is only 65,000 people!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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When you look at income data for Richmond you pull up only data for the City of Richmond, not the adjacent counties. Yes, I have been amazed at the variety of high end shopping in Richmond also! Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Short Pump Town Centre in Richmond? Charlottesville & Northern Va are closeby and those folks are high income. Greensboro has a great shopping center in Friendly Center and W-S's Hanes Mall area. Richmond probably has more potential than most cities in this region if it ever gets its act together!

Richmond actually has a reputation for being a "dump". I dont know If its because of the high crime it had in the 80s and 90s or some of the sections on I-95.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Greensboro should have at least 2 large malls at the minimum for its size.
You're basing this on what compelling economic data?
Greensboro has 2 large malls. The fact that Friendly Center is an open-air center doesn't diminish its economic importance, and the receipts it brings in must certainly dwarf those of Four Seasons. And what you forget is that Greensboro also has Hanes Mall, because it's just a 30-minute drive at most from any part of town.
We're a multi-centric metro area. You can't compare city to city. Richmond is nothing but Richmond, unless you count Petersburg, which is smaller than Burlington.
And, the point that has been made several times already: Malls are not a definitive sign of vibrant retail activity, and the shopping mall has been dying a slow death nationwide for 30 years.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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Richmond actually has a reputation for being a "dump". I dont know If its because of the high crime it had in the 80s and 90s or some of the sections on I-95.
Richmond itself is a dump. There's not a single part of Greensboro I wouldn't feel safe walking at night (and I've been walking in all of them), and Winston & High Point, particular, have just a few sketchy areas. Richmond has large swathes of neighborhoods where one simply should not go, and the city itself falls within the top 20 in most statistical analyses of dangerous cities in the US.

Richmond metro is another story.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:43 AM
 
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You're basing this on what compelling economic data?
Greensboro has 2 large malls. The fact that Friendly Center is an open-air center doesn't diminish its economic importance, and the receipts it brings in must certainly dwarf those of Four Seasons. And what you forget is that Greensboro also has Hanes Mall, because it's just a 30-minute drive at most from any part of town.
We're a multi-centric metro area. You can't compare city to city. Richmond is nothing but Richmond, unless you count Petersburg, which is smaller than Burlington.
And, the point that has been made several times already: Malls are not a definitive sign of vibrant retail activity, and the shopping mall has been dying a slow death nationwide for 30 years.
An open air center doesnt count as a regular mall. Greensboro should have way, way more than just 1 mall and 1 open air center. Its jaw dropping that it doesnt.

Greensboro has shopping for a city of 75,000, not 260,000.
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