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View Poll Results: Where do you prefer to shop or visit:
Lifestyle Centers 14 50.00%
Enclosed Malls 14 50.00%
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Landmark may very well shut down- the talks keep breaking down as to what to do with the space and considering the owner has filed bankruptcy, I'm guessing Landmark might not make it through until the end of that.

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Thanks for the clarification regarding Landmark, pcity. I thought they were going to shut down Landmark altogether, but at least they will still utilize the space. True..Pentagon City will more than likely remain. To be honest, it's a nice place to go when it's not packed. I always liked the open air design.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Landmark may very well shut down- the talks keep breaking down as to what to do with the space and considering the owner has filed bankruptcy, I'm guessing Landmark might not make it through until the end of that.
Even in this economy, that property is worth a ton- right next to 395 and in one of the most densely populated parts of Northern Virginia. If the owner doesn't come out of bankruptcy, the property will probably be sold off and whoever ends up with it will probably proceed with the town center plans. Might take a few more years though.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I agree - it's a great location, I just wish it had more decent places in it (the owner's have discouraged decent places from renewing and/or signing a lease).

Sorry OP to change the subject...

Like others have stated: I think both enclosed and open air shopping areas have their place(s) and I like both.

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Even in this economy, that property is worth a ton- right next to 395 and in one of the most densely populated parts of Northern Virginia. If the owner doesn't come out of bankruptcy, the property will probably be sold off and whoever ends up with it will probably proceed with the town center plans. Might take a few more years though.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Here... for now
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I don't really enjoy shopping at all. I used to, when I was younger. Now I'm more of a get in, get it, get out person.

That being said, if I had to pick,I'd much prefer to hit the mall than a LC. Basic reason: climate control. No rain, no bugs, no cold, no hot. I can't even imagine enjoying a LC in the dead of winter -- coat on, coat off, coat on... ick.

The only downside to the mall is the crowd os smokers who cluster around the doors, trying to get in those last puffs before they enter or gasping in their first puffs as they exit. I swear, sometimes they put up an entire cloud of smoke!
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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I like the option of both.

A combination outdoor lifestyle center and indoor mall.

When it rains nobody is going to be at the lifestyle center - it's something that depends on the weather.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I guess if you had to live in an area with cold, rainy, icy, snowy weather, a lifestyle center may not be ideal. But here in sunny SoCal, even in winter they're stil a great place to shop - especially if you're in the desert, it only rains here like 2 or 3 days a year.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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I guess if you had to live in an area with cold, rainy, icy, snowy weather, a lifestyle center may not be ideal. But here in sunny SoCal, even in winter they're stil a great place to shop - especially if you're in the desert, it only rains here like 2 or 3 days a year.
Hot weather climates are even more of a reason to have enclosed malls.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Hot weather climates are even more of a reason to have enclosed malls.
Ah, but I LOVE the heat!
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I like both. I might lean towards open air malls or lifestyle centers (who came up with that name - must be a marketing gimmick) - but, living in Florida or even places like Arizona or Nevada can get pretty uncomfortable in the summers or rainy season.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:14 AM
 
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I prefer to visit or shop from where I can get my favorites at discounted rates………….
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