The Death of the Mall is a Myth

It’s hard not to walk through Dakota Square these days and wonder what the future holds. Many spaces are vacant; depending on when you’re there, many stores are closed and keeping irregular hours. But Minot is not alone or an outlier in this trend.

But according to Kevin McCrain, CEO of a company that owns 130 mall properties across 40 states, the mall concept isn’t dying; it’s evolving. And one thing that seems to be proving true — people want quality public spaces. And if you provide them, you’ll attract them.

Commentary: comments that come from a person who keeps his job only if if he keeps the business profitable are worth noting. The full interview of Mr. McCrain is available from Retail Dive linked below.

This article was sourced from:

Daphne Howland, Retail Dive



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