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Old 07-08-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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Just a random thought that has been wondering through my mind since my family and I came back from the Austin area for a vacation. Would an outlet mall go over well here? Maybe not as huge as the one in San Marcos, but perhaps one on a smaller scale? Lubbock has Tech which many of the college students have alot of money to go shopping, and with all the high paying jobs in the medical fields here i think the shops there would do great! Ive even thought of where it might do well at if they put it in between milwaukee and frankfort on highway 84 in that huge field...That way it could help build out northwest lubbock and take some of the strain off of south lubbock and perhaps help out on slide and the loop area where traffic SUCKS!! Just the random thought of the day LOL i personally think one could do well, but thats just the dreamer side of me. No harm in wanting better for good Ole Lubbock!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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That's a very interesting idea. I don't see any reason it wouldn't work out. Besides Lubbock residents and college students, people from a 150 mile radius come to Lubbock to shop.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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Back in the 80's, a competing mall (against South Plains Mall) was built on 19th and West Loop. Was not open long, now is a little business center. The city was not ready for a second mall.

I think today however, would be a great time for an outlet mall. Just need some deep pocket investor to step up and build one.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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at one time (early 90s?) there were plans to build one in Plainview then in Abernathy - with hope it would attract both the Amarillo & Lubbock market

it never panned out - i think it was due to investors that backed out

there was an article in the Lubbock paper discussing it a few years ago.......i'll try to find it......hold on
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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An Old Navy outlet would work for the students.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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Lubbock's not big enough, nor is there sufficient tourist traffic.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:13 AM
 
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Lubbock's not big enough, nor is there sufficient tourist traffic.
I'm thinking this is probably the case. Outlet malls are typically on major interstates just outside of multi-million population metros.
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