As big-name retailers prepare to close hundreds of stores this year, many traditional shopping malls and the communities where they reside face a disturbing dilemma: What to do with all that empty space?
For healthier malls, it may come down to cutting
deals with new types of retail tenants. But for modest and marginal
shopping centers, filling space will require thinking outside the
traditional big beige mall and repurposing all or some of these enormous
spaces to meet radically different demands.. . . more