taestell + malls   7

'It's going to take a village' to fix Forest Fair
"The mall's owner – New York-based World Properties – may be willing to sell the property and there's an out-of-town entity interested in buying it, according to Forest Park and Fairfield city officials. The cities are looking forward to the time the region's largest shopping mall can be redeveloped."
forest.fair.mall  malls  dead.malls  cincinnati.mall  cincinnati.mills  deadmalls  retail 
september 2015 by taestell
Mall's new look holds surprises
"Mills was attracted to the site because of Cincinnati's strong retail market - the 25th largest in the country, said Jim Childress, general manager. Within a 20-mile radius of the mall there are 1.5 million people, he added."
cincinnati.mills  cincinnati.mall  forest.fair.mall  deadmalls  retail  malls 
september 2015 by taestell
Malls: the long goodbye
There have been no new shopping mall openings in the U.S. since 2007, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.
retail  shopping  malls  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
As we lose shopping malls, are we losing something sacred?
"Is a shopping mall a sacred place? Not a question often asked. The provocative documentary 'Malls R Us' seriously argues that malls serve similar functions today that cathedrals, temples, parliaments, arenas and town squares did in earlier times. Then the film slowly works its way around to the possibility that they may be a plague upon the Earth."
malls  dead.malls  retail  kaid.benfield 
june 2013 by taestell
Portrait of a Dead Mall
"The ominous hum of the Segway’s electric motor filled my ear as a Cincinnati Mall security guard rode her mighty steed beside me, leading me towards the mall exit. I had been 'asked to leave' and they were going to make damn sure I didn’t provoke any more 'security concerns' with my picture taking ever again."
dead.malls  retail  cincinnati  forest.fair.mall  malls  ronny.salerno 
june 2013 by taestell
The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire)
"By Dunham-Jones' count, today about a third of our existing malls are 'dead' or dying."
shopping  malls  suburbia  cities  retail 
july 2012 by taestell
Making Over the Mall With Parks and Sermons
Turning suburban malls into "the downtowns that the suburbs never had"
urbanism  shopping  malls  retail  suburbs  from instapaper
march 2012 by taestell

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