Re: [carfree_cities] New Pedestrian Street in Madrid
- On Oct 5, 2009, at 2:09 AM, jeremydhleach@... wrote:
> Thanks for this and all your other posts - they are veryJeremy--
> interesting. I
> noted with interest the comment to the piece that said:
> And today�with the demise of the mall �all across the nation�..
> Do you have any other references/postings that might explain this
> because, as a Brit, this was not something I was aware of and what the
> ramifications of it are.
From Business Week:
What has more specifically happened is that the old standard enclosed
mall has fallen out of favor; people are (not surprisingly)
gravitating to the open, faux-Main-Street malls exemplified by the
Grove here in Los Angeles, and to pedestrian shopping streets such as
Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.
In fact a number of older enclosed malls are being turned "inside
out"--that is, converted to open malls or faux Main Streets--
including one at the south end of the Third Street promenade, which
lost most of its customers to that genuine pedestrian street
(reclaimed from a car street!).
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