Friday, March 24, 2017

Kiddie Activity Hubs Seen as Way to Make Malls Amazon-Proof

Image result for KidZaniaSandeep Mathrani, head of U.S. shopping-center operator General Growth Properties Inc., was in Dubai when he saw something that startled him: an indoor city just for kids.

In the middle of the giant Dubai Mall, he found an activity center filled with child-sized restaurants, bakeries, hospitals and police stations. The kids operated their own role-playing town -- complete with currency -- and parents were nowhere to be found.

Mathrani took to the concept, called KidZania, and is now working with the company to bring it to America.. . . more

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