Monday, April 11

The Mall Has It All

Slate weighs in on the trend toward lifestyle centers as the hottest new form of retail:
The irony is almost too perfect: Malls are now being designed to resemble the downtown commercial districts they replaced. What sweet vindication for urban sophisticates!

I'm glad that Slate has caught up with Beaverhausen, albeit nearly 3 years after the fact. But my biggest question is how can you write an article on this topic and fail to mention The Grove? And on a related note, I expect a full review of the tar pit-adjacent retail experience during your trip to the West Coast next week, John.