Tag Archives: malls

Smart mall owners? They rely on technology to make their centers strong

by Dan Rafter When analysts list the reasons why shopping malls are struggling, they inevitably point to technology. This makes sense: Tech and online shopping have certainly reshaped the shopping habits of the U.S. consumer. For many, the rise of … Continue reading

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Lormax Stern and Macomb Mall enjoying a retail success story in Michigan

by Dan Rafter The Great Mall of the Great Plains is just the latest: The community mall in Olathe, Kansas, will shut down in the fall of this year. The mall, which opened in 1997, was less than half full … Continue reading

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Is the era of shopping malls over? Not quite … if mall operators can tap their creative sides

by Dan Rafter The Midwest is home to plenty of dead or dying shopping malls, indoor ghost towns that once buzzed with families dining at food courts, teens hanging at clothing stores and young couples holding their first dates at … Continue reading

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What’s to be done about dying malls?

What do we do with all those dying malls? That’s the intriguing question asked by The Consumerist blog. And it’s an important one. Look around your city and you’re sure to find at least one, and probably more, nearly vacant … Continue reading

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