Living At The Mall In Downtown San Jose

Is Santana Row a "European style neighborhood" as its developer proclaims, a shopping mall with a wider than usual range of uses, or the next set for the Truman Show?
November 9, 2002, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Despite a tragic fire, Santana Row--a high intensity, upscale mall with apartments and (soon) a hotel--is opening less than 3 miles from retail-challenged Downtown San Jose. Traci Vogel skeptically explores the hyperreality of a "downtown" that doesn't bother to give directions on how to get there by tranist. Another column in the same paper gives an opposing, more favorable view.

Thanks to Nathan Landau

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Published on Thursday, November 7, 2002 in Metroactive
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