That was a whole lot of crock of brown stuff. I rent a small space at a mall in the east coast. We all know the economy isn't doing so well, everyone is being affected by it, but that hasn't stop these malls from raising their rent ridiculously high. I rent a Kiosk, I'm a very small guy compare to these other big business, and the rent I'm charged is eating up the little profit I make monthly. It's terrible. I'm in total agreement with Speakup1968.
If there was a tax cut then people would buy. Best buy is to pricey for dvds and video games. The book store in the mall was my favorite spots.
spend your money and the retailers will come!
@Citizen and pilot, no kidding, that struck me too. He must have been put on the spot for that one.
"When Grandma dies, it isn’t the end of the world," he said, explaining new babies are born and bring change. "That's part of the life cycle."
I find this to be a very poor choice of words to describe the cycle of business. Mr. Gibson, I would suggest you choice your words a little more wisely.
I have gone to First Colony Mall a few times in the past few months while we were travelling to H-town. I left with nodda. It just didn't seem to have much that I couldn't find here. With Gap gone, it is a little different I guess, but for the most part, it was the same just bigger with more vendors and the same with Corpus.
I find the malls are not much different unless you go to the big buck places like La Cantera or Galleria, but I ain't got the quarters to spend there. Besides, I prefer to spend locally when I can. Supporting the local vendors keeps our economy moving here in Victoria.
I read an article about the large number of enclosed malls that were closing during hte Great Recession. The author made a telling point in the fact that" malls mostly sell things that people don't NEED". Penny's and Sears do do stand-alone stores and survive. Target and WallyWorld provide the basics. And there's always HEB. There are a lot of small, locally owned specialty stores,too. When the economy gets to the point that people aren't afraid to spend a little on nonessentials maybe the amll will come back. Right now I think the spokesperson was whistling past the graveyard.Patrick T. Barnes
You may want to check out First Colony mall.
I would love to see Victoria's shopping opportunities
It would be must more conventient, and healthy
for our community for commercial services to fill more
We have many shopping centers, what a great thing it
could be for these individual centers to become
meccas for each area, instead of people of the entire
area kind of being "forced" to "go Northside" for our neccessities.
One good example is the newer Dollar Store near Quail
Creek, it has come into the area with a very good affordable supply of grocery items.
Town & Country, Village Shopping Center, Lone Tree, Miori
are all slowly beginning to "come back" with goodrestaurants,grocery shopping, and other shops/stores.
Downtown Victoria is experiencing a resurrection!
Several very good restaurants, bakeries have come up
as well as other new ones coming A wine bar
both penny's and old navy are very, very, very interested in stand alone stores.
After his comments I'll bet Old Navy will be sailing away. I don't understand Buckle...their prices are ridiculous & they don't have much of a selection.
Very Bubbahist Zen
What interesting comments by the owner of the property.
I went shopping there for the first time today after months of not going. I could not believe when we went to Gap and its not there! Had plans to buy the school polos needed for this year. Then as you walk that whole stretch of mall is empty. It was strange.