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View Poll Results: Where do you prefer to shop or visit:
Lifestyle Centers 15 46.88%
Enclosed Malls 17 53.13%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-17-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I either shop online or preferably small shops in local downtownish areas. We recently were in a small town in South Carolina, and I went window shopping for the first time in a long while. It was really nice and relaxing.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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By "lifestyle centers" can I assume you mean the faux old-fashioned downtown areas that are popping up in suburbs? They are kind of cool but in reality most of my shopping isn't done at either the mall or these "lifestyle centers". Those are pretty much for when I'm taking some time off to "shop" with my mom, daughter, friends - you know when you go out to lunch and walk around but usually don't buy anything.....more just bonding time.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I like both - sometimes in bad weather I like to shop enclosed malls for both window shopping, real shopping and exercise. I also enjoy going to areas to check out various independent stores.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I shop at the mall.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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None of the above.


Malls are a complete rip-off, stores paying exorbitant rent and passing that cost on to the people that shop there.

Lifestyle centers What the hell are those? Is calling a strip mall a strip mall now politically incorrect?
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Only people in the commercial re biz will probably be familiar with the term "lifestyle center". As a consumer, I prefer to shop at lifestyle centers as I prefer to be outdoors and I like the restaurant component that is part of the lifestyle centers. Examples of LC's are Desert Ridge in Phoenix, FlatIron Crossing in CO, The River in Palm Desert, CA.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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Only people in the commercial re biz will probably be familiar with the term "lifestyle center". As a consumer, I prefer to shop at lifestyle centers as I prefer to be outdoors and I like the restaurant component that is part of the lifestyle centers. Examples of LC's are Desert Ridge in Phoenix, FlatIron Crossing in CO, The River in Palm Desert, CA.
This is true. I work in retail.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Nothwithstanding the fact that I have not been in one for four or five years -enclosed mall. I prefer the climate control. Now if they would just get some decent stores! There isn't even a bookstore in the closest (only) mall.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Fellow City-Data.com forummers, where do you prefer to shop or visit, lifestyle centers (glorified strip malls) or indoor (enclosed) malls?
Personally, I prefer indoor malls.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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This is what we have in the desert. I prefer these kinds of shopping experiences to the big, over air-conditioned behemoth malls.

The River At Rancho Mirage
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