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New Life For Old Malls, But Not Here   3 comments

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Interesting article on Bloomberg:

Desperate Malls Turn to Concerts and Food Trucks

Malls are fighting for shoppers with one thing their web rivals can’t offer: parking lots.

With customer traffic sagging, U.S. retail landlords are using their sprawling concrete lots to host events such as carnivals, concerts and food-truck festivals. They’re aiming to lure visitors with experiences that can’t be replicated online -- and then get them inside the properties to spend some money.

“Events draw people to come to the shopping center,” said Craig Herkimer, whose company, KevaWorks Inc., is working with big landlords including GGP Inc. and Simon Property Group Inc. to produce outdoor events. “They generate revenue for the owner and offer a chance for cross-promotion, so they can try and drive more customers into the stores.”

I've not noticed anything of this sort in Columbia. To me Dutch Square & Columbia Mall would be iffy, but it seems like a natural concept for the top deck at Richland Mall, whereas in the event all they have on top is a closed garden center and at the side some sort of Farmers' Market that I've never actually seen open.

Written by ted on April 22nd, 2017

Chuck Berry: 18 March 2017   15 comments

Posted at 12:25 am in commentary

A flawed man, but no Chuck Berry -- no Rock & Roll. Go Johnny Go.

Written by ted on March 19th, 2017

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Moderate Snowfall, Moderate Snowman   1 comment

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Written by ted on March 12th, 2017

Out With The Old.., January 2017   10 comments

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You will have noticed the upgrades to the various First Citizens branches around town. In this case I actually think I like the new branding better than the old, which is definitely not always a given.

Written by ted on March 3rd, 2017

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Not Eaten   no comments

Posted at 11:25 pm in commentary

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Those of you trying to comment since Sunday last will have noticed that you couldn't. I couldn't post either. Hopefully all is resolved now and normal posting will resume.

Written by ted on February 4th, 2017

Hmm: The Legislature Must Be in Session   no comments

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Written by ted on January 17th, 2017

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You'd Have to be a Venomous Invertebrate..   no comments

Posted at 10:03 pm in commentary

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To have not bought a new 2017 Pawleys Island wall calender by now.

But if you do, you still have half a month to look at *this* non-calendar buyer.

See how that worked out for him?

Written by ted on January 8th, 2017

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Truth In Advertising   no comments

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Written by ted on January 5th, 2017

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No Beef, No Bun?   no comments

Posted at 10:50 pm in commentary

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Written by ted on January 3rd, 2017

Happy New Year Columbia!   no comments

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Written by ted on December 31st, 2016

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