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How do you demall a mall? West Manchester Mall is example

Linked in/Neat stuff: George Trout’s book/York City in motionThis rendering shows what the West Manchester Mall will look like when it’s demalled. Turning malls inside out is becoming common today, making the climate-controlled covered shopping center experience a thing of … Continue reading

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How do you ‘demall’ a mall? Look at York County’s Delco Market Place

This 1990s aerial photo from York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News files shows the Delco Centre, right center, an enclosed mall, before it became Delco Market Place after ‘demalling,’ a post-2000 trend. A YDR story explained that to de-mall a mall, developers turn the shopping center inside out, designing stores so they face outward rather than inside. Plans call for a similar process to take place at the West Manchester Mall, left center. The YDR story noted that such a trend has already started at the early 1980s mall. Walmart is a standalone store.

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