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Old 02-17-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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If thats the only reason why then I hope the new owner loses lots of $$$.
The biggest problem that we have with the US economy is GREED! Look what happened to Dr. Dremos & Orpheous Records. I just read that Pinnacle is pulling out of Atlantic city -- before the casino is even built
There's nothing wrong with small businesses that provide valued services. Too bad that Greedy rich businessmen or landlords always seem to ruin it. At least we still have a few local spots like Mario's Pizza on Wilson Blvd and Royal Restaurant in Old Town
So you'd rather have the Landmark Mall stay the way it is now? It's an eyesore and most people can't wait for the conversion.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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So you'd rather have the Landmark Mall stay the way it is now? It's an eyesore and most people can't wait for the conversion.
No, thats my point! How long do we have to wait? If you read my previous posts I said that landmark was a poorly run mall. I have noticed that most (not all) good malls do not end up like Landmark. The reason that that the mall was bought out is a result of a mall gone downhill! Do you think that a thriving mall with many profitable stores would have quietly agreed to a buyout? Were there any objections?
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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The reason that that the mall was bought out is a result of a mall gone downhill! Do you think that a thriving mall with many profitable stores would have quietly agreed to a buyout?
The company that owned Landmark went bankrupt. That's the reason for the buyout. They were a large company and the bankruptcy had nothing to do with Landmark itself.

If they want to convert the mall to something else, they have to let leases run out so the mall can empty.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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The company that owned Landmark went bankrupt. That's the reason for the buyout. They were a large company and the bankruptcy had nothing to do with Landmark itself.

If they want to convert the mall to something else, they have to let leases run out so the mall can empty.
Our bankruptcy laws are pitiful. It seems like every time a big comapny files bankruptcy they come back with the same "ol crap under a new name.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I see on the news where Landmark Mall is getting ready to undergo an major renovation. I don't shop there but if it helps out the area I hope it works.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I also saw that short story on Channel 4 - IF (and that's the big one, depends on the economy) - it goes through after the company emerges from b/k in two weeks - construction should be around 2012.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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I might just check out landmark mall over the weekend
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Well, they can turn some of the larger stores into theaters. Not only movie theaters, but music stages, comedy clubs, etc. It would be great to have a bunch of entertainment venues under one roof, with the ample parking, rest rooms, and snack pavilions that malls already provide.
That is EXACTLY what I was thinking when I viewed Alanboy's photos. The space has "great bones." It could definitely be converted into something more useful. I was also thinking that it'd probably make a great charter school or small private school. Too bad it's being torn down!
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm looking forward to seeing the new place, but I thought it was just a major renovation. Are they tearing it down?
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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I'm looking forward to seeing the new place, but I thought it was just a major renovation. Are they tearing it down?
Oh, I'm not sure. I may have misread. I thought a previous poster said they were demolishing the building to make a new Town Center.
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