- Totally Addicted
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:21 am
In addition to maybe finding cheaper close if the stores are truly outlets, isn't the primary reason to shop at outlet malls like these to have a walkable shopping experience?
It just boggles my mind that people drive up to, I dunno, 50 miles, to have this experience in the middle of nothing else that's walkable.
Why couldn't a development like this be built in the city? It wouldn't be from scratch, it would involve retro fitting current buildings. But why not the conglomeration of retail? Mixed in would be restaurants and entertainment that already exists. And you'd have a truly walkable and urban shopping experience.
Some would still have to drive to it, others who live close enough or near public transit could avoid that part.
It's too late now. Not for any retail, but for retail that would compete with this. But it just seems weird to me that this concept hasn't been further explored in the city. An indoor mall in the city failed, obviously. But this outdoor and walkable set up is exactly the sort of thing that could succeed.