Some are being razed to make room for giant field” stores such as Home Depot and low cost golf equipment equivalent to BJ’s and Costco. Still others are being changed into open-air way of life facilities,” ersatz Main Streets to interchange the real Main Streets that were decimated when malls lured away their prospects in the first place. The stores in these facilities are at ground level and have entrances dealing with the road, which helps increase store traffic and gross sales. Like actual Main Streets, lifestyle centers embrace eating places, film theaters, and pedestrian plazas, as well as purchasing. The facilities draw the consumer in for causes aside from to just purchase items,” says Erin Hershkowitz of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
In the UK in recent years the prices have gone up quite a bit in these stores as the middle lessons have been going into them. … Read more