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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 06-07-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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We shop mostly at enclosed malls. Dallas/Fort Worth mainly has enclosed malls, but we are starting to get several outdoor malls as well.
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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None of the above. I will only shop at a mall if there is a store that I need something from and I can't get it anywhere else.
The per square foot charge by malls to tenants is absolutely disgraceful and one mall owner I know goes so far as to charge a square footage price plus 10% of the gross sales. Yeah, that's gross sales not net.

I don't want to be a part of that scene so I won't.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Wal*Mart and Home Depot are about the only places I shop. The only mall stores I go to are Sears (mostly for appliances) and 5-2-7 I think it is called because my daughter likes to buy clothes there. They have a pet store in our mall (Arbor Place) and I always thing what a friggin waste. I can go to the Cobb County Animal Shelter and get a dog for almost free. We have 2 from there.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I do sense that Americans are turning against the mall. For many years the mall was the social place to be for teenagers. Now it has been replaced by Facebook and MySpace.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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If the weather is nice, I'll walk around a lifestyle center for hours. However, if the weather is crappy I will be walking in an indoor mall. -mmccul
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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If I am just killing time I prefer malls. However if I am looking for something I go where ever I think I will find it.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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None, urban stores for me.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: East Side
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I think a lifestyle center sounds like a great idea there are none around me but I have seen some out West.
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Vero Beach, FL
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If the weather is nice, I'll walk around a lifestyle center for hours. However, if the weather is crappy I will be walking in an indoor mall. -mmccul
Easton Town Center here in Columbus, OH is a great lifestyle center, outdoor shopping destination.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Malls are great for rainy days -- I'm not certain what the utility is in these so-called lifestyle centers. Is it something like you purcahse a handbag and then need shoes to go with it so you stop at the shoe store across the way or something?
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