Traverse City’s poor sad malls
The shopping mall turned 60 years old this year (ACities) and their numbers are declining as downtowns rebound (RE), online shopping becomes the norm (Time), and tastes turn away from visiting wastelands (ACities).
According to the Ticker, Grand Traverse’s malls and outlet malls have not escaped the trend.
Do you think something like the Horizon Outlet Center, up for auction, has a future? What could be done to retrofit the development into something of value?
Looks like a lot of excessive parking to me…what do think, square footage devoted to parking about 150% of the square footage devoted to retail? Maybe 200% …how about we start with some infill (Switchboard).