Malls

December 13, 2011, 6am PST
An LA based artist is about reopen a 100,000 square foot disused JC Penney as an arts complex in West Houston. The former West Oaks Mall anchor had been vacant for two years before becoming the focus of the new rehab concept.
Swamplot.com
November 30, 2011, 12pm PST
North Bethesda's White Flint Mall is your standard 850,000 sq. ft. mall surrounded by parking structures. The developer has announced it will be replacing the whole thing with a 5 million sq. ft. collection of apartments, offices and shops.
The Gazette (Maryland)
October 18, 2011, 9am PDT
A Sears Shopping Center in Lincoln Park, Michigan has found a novel way to kill their competitor - close the easement the developer is using to access the property.
The News-Herald
October 3, 2011, 12pm PDT
Thanks to massive projects fuelled by developers rather than retailers, and official efforts to spur a consumer economy, China is becoming home to massive, deserted malls.
The Globe and Mail
September 21, 2011, 8am PDT
Elaine Misonzhnik says the time is soon coming where having a smartphone at the mall will be a necessity instead of a luxury.
Retail Traffic Magazine
May 11, 2011, 5am PDT
The regional mall has been declared dead for a decade, but Elaine Misonzhnik says the behemoths weathered the recession well and are poised for a comeback.
Retail Traffic Magazine
May 5, 2011, 9am PDT
Officials in New Jersey are planning to revive a stalled megamall project called Xanadu. <em>The New York Times</em> asks a panel of experts whether the plan should move forward.
The New York Times
March 31, 2011, 12pm PDT
New South China Mall in Dongguan, China has been 99% vacant since it was built in 2005. Is Chinese development running amok? Sarah Goodyear looks at a recent documentary that explains why the mall was built.
Grist
March 10, 2011, 8am PST
A huge mall in China -- the largest in the world -- has just a 1% occupancy rate.
Gadling
January 6, 2011, 6am PST
Developers in China are pushing forward plans to build a 4-million-square-foot shopping mall as part of a major cultural center outside of Beijing's Central business district. It will be the biggest mall in the country.
Baltimore Business Journal
November 28, 2010, 11am PST
With malls failing around the country, America may want to consider innovative new projects from international sites like Morocco or the Philippines.
Retail Traffic Magazine
October 7, 2010, 9am PDT
Supermarkets are moving in to spaces vacated by department stores in malls, which until recently were too costly for grocery stores to rent.
Retail Traffic Magazine
September 15, 2010, 5am PDT
Mall officials in Washington D.C. are fighting back against young people accused of causing a ruckus outside shopping areas by installing a device that emits an annoying high-pitched frequency only audible to young people.
The Washington Post
September 13, 2010, 9am PDT
The City of London - the financial district comprised of one square mile of London's Roman boundary has erected a new shopping center that planners hope will stimulate the area's development as a competitor to the busier West End.
The Guardian
August 29, 2010, 7am PDT
Randhurst Mall was the first enclosed mall in the Chicago Area. Today, developers are replacing the mall with an open-air, mixed-use project with a traditional Main Street-style design.
The Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2010, 6am PDT
The eminent domain case of Kelo vs. New London is seeing new relevance in cities across the country, as empty malls are being classified by locals as blight.
Retail Traffic
August 2, 2010, 6am PDT
Retail Traffic Magazine reports that the indoor mall, long declared dead, has weathered the storm of the recession better than expected -- and better than many retail concepts imagined as the next big thing.
Retail Traffic Magazine
June 25, 2010, 6am PDT
<em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin reviews a few mall retrofits and finds that breathing life back into a dead mall can be a challenge.
Chicago Tribune
June 14, 2010, 2pm PDT
Mall operator Westfield Group says it is developing a completely virtual "mall" shopping space, and is seeking retailers to rent spaces.
Retail Traffic Magazine
Feature
March 11, 2010, 5am PST

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Scott Doyon