…same as the old mall. Except for 20% less stores, of course. Less Stores! More Space!
Obviously, we have a new definition of the word “momentum”. The former Iraqi Minister of Information could have easily found new employment with Hull Storey Gibson with this lovely public relations pile of horsecrap.
You’ll notice that the mall owners’ policy of sending local businesses packing was not even mentioned… but the lovely photos on the wall were. I’ll paraphrase the Wizard of Oz by saying “Pay no attention to the empty spaces behind the particle board wall!” How did Suit City survive the “local retailer purge”? It had to be a blessing…
I’m glad to say that the interior design looks lovely but that’s no reason to attract people from more than 30 miles away. As for the mall cops, they’ve been quite busy running around and trying to stop people from taking photos of the renovations. (Oh yeah, they failed when it came to SouthsideCentral). The classic photographs? They’re great to see for the first five times you see them, but I’d really be impressed if the mall was filled with all of these “national retailers” that Hull Storey Gibson has promised that will flock to the newly improved Danville Mall. Oh yeah, that’s still a horrible name.
One R&B commenter hit the jackpot with his quote…
I’m sure they do hope they get an anchor tenant. That’s like saying the city and county hope a car manufacturer decides to locate a giant plant at the Berry Hill Mega Park. Wishing and hoping and praying and thinking doesn’t get it done. Report on it when it happens.
Lee Smallwood “Gets It”. Unfortunately if the R&B took his advice and got rid of Elzey-brand Fluff stories, they’d be down to a
12 8 page Sunday edition.
Right now, I’ve got -110 on which renovation will be complete first… either
Downtown Danville’s The River District’s streetscaping or the mall’s new business plan. That money line goes off the board if neither happens before the end of 2013. Come to think of it, that’s probably what will happen anyway.