Across the nation malls are being shifted to offices, classrooms, hotels, warehouse space and even residences.
But this is the rumbling of the eventual arrival of what some call the Retail Apocalypse. The loss of boutique stores is distressing enough. We have way too much commercial property in this country, although Massachusetts is not as bad as other places.
Longtime area residents may remember the South Main Place Mall in downtown Fall River, an indoor mall of about 20 tenants that opened in and was demolished in , an abject failure. New Bedford experimented with a block-long downtown pedestrian mall on Purchase Street that did more harm than good until it was finally removed so traffic could flow and people could breathe. Some local malls appear to be weathering the storm quite well.
We have a lot of things going on as you can see. Go to the mall. Go to the Christmas Tree Shop. This is a retail district. Faunce Corner Road, meanwhile, is bringing people into the commercial neighborhood. So despite store closings nationally, Dartmouth continues to chug along.
The next step for Dartmouth is rebuilding the food court and seeing the road work completed. Finally, he expressed optimism about the casino development proposed on nearby land. The destination mall concept that Dartmouth thinks it has achieved stands in contrast with Silver City, which is essentially an island amid highway access.
Emerald Square Mall in Attleboro, an enormous three-story building, is largely occupied but is not as crowded as in its heyday. It sits on Route 1 and is surrounded by strip malls and big box stores that for whatever reason are not inside the mall. The neighborhood is even more of a shopping destination than Dartmouth. Parking is close by individual free-standing or semi-detached strip malls within the complex. There are also carousels placed in wide rest areas.
In , Anton Segerstrom decided that the center was well overdue for a remodeling. South Coast Plaza underwent an intense makeover, with Italian ivory marble replacing the original burgundy tile floors, and travertine to surround new water and fountain features.
Construction began in the Bloomingdale's wing, and was completed in time for the 40th anniversary of South Coast Plaza, in the Fall of , just one year later. South Coast Plaza continuously brings in approximately 24 million visitors annually. The shopping center has about 2. Its stores generate revenue of nearly 1. Many ultra-luxury brands, which have very few boutiques nationwide, have chosen South Coast Plaza as one of their few and for some brands, their only store locations. Zara made its debut in the California market opening their first California store in South Coast Plaza in As of Fall , this is still the only southern California location, with Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills notably absent.
Watch Manufacturer Rolex opened their flagship U. Since , South Coast Plaza has held "Fashion Plates", an annual day Restaurant Week-like promotion of its high-end restaurants at discounted rates.
In July , the Sears store was sold to the mall owners. On October 15, , it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close stores nationwide. Metro Pointe, an outdoor mall and office complex, is located across the street from South Coast Plaza, as are several high-rise office buildings, hotels, and restaurants, as well as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from South coast mall.
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Discover the latest food trends, restaurants, exciting chefs, recipes and more. South Coast Plaza is definitely a fancy pants mall haha, but it has stores for all spending levels. However, the bulk of stores are more high end. It is a very clean and beautiful mall inside/5(K). Welcome to Southcoast Mall. Situated on KwaZulu-Natal’s picturesque South Coast and perfectly positioned at the Shelly Beach and Izotsha Rd off ramp from the N2 highway, Southcoast Mall delivers the ultimate in shopping convenience.