Some traditional, enclosed malls
continue to thrive, even as many others have faltered.
The enclosed mall
itself, though, is as dead as your average big-city newspaper.
* There are nearly forty-seven thousand shopping centers in the United States, with over one thousand enclosed malls
Villa Italia in Lakewood, Colo., another Denver suburb, was an enclosed mall
on a 104-acre site that was once a thriving mass of stores plopped in the middle of a sea of parking.
"De-mailing" has varying definitions; most often, it is the practice of turning an enclosed mall
Between 1970 and 1980, the four other regional enclosed malls
The retailer currently operates about 100 stores in enclosed malls
and more than 30 multilevel units, and in 2007 will open a three-level store in Brooklyn, N.Y.
It's on the site of the old Manalapan Mall, a defunct 22-store enclosed mall
that had been anchored by Steinbach, a department store once owned by Supermarkets General, the predecessor to Pathmark Stores.
Muskogee has a 336-bed hospital staffed by more than 200 physicians, a Veterans Administration hospital, 160 businesses in the health services industry, and an enclosed mall
that features three major national department store anchors and several other national retail chains.
At open malls, only 30 percent believed parking lot security was adequate, while 75 percent of enclosed mall
shoppers deemed the parking lot safe.
"Although they require generally a pretty significant-size parcel, it's not nearly as much as a regional mall." Smaller land requirements - 25 to 30 acres versus a minimum of 50 to 75 acres for an enclosed mall
- give power centers the option of pursuing prime real estate and often enable quicker development timetables.
"Beyond recruiting the best retail and mixed-use concepts to meet our customers' evolving needs, we continually reinvest in creating an appealing environment where shoppers want to come to enjoy the social and sensory advantages of brick-and-mortar retail." Citing the mall's ongoing enhancements, including a recently opened, state-of-the-art dining pavilion, the Chain Store Age editors heralded Woodfield as a "prime example of an enclosed mall
that's withstanding the challenge of e-coms and town centers."