I hope that this post is in the right section of the message board.
This morning I learned that the Kingston Centre in Kingston is going to be knocked down except for its Loblaws (a grocery store) and a bank. In place of this mall built in 1957 will be a new power centre. There are no words on what will go in, other than that they will be nation chains.
A business prof from the local university said that the transition of shopping malls becoming a power centre is happening everywhere in North America. I haven't seen much of it. Am I wrong to say that it's not happening everywhere? Or is it just more common in the States?
What strikes odd about this initiative is that the Kingston Centre is in the middle of a city, not at the edge of the city or near a highway. It has become an important bus stop, where you can transfer buses there. True, the mall has been dying ever since a power centre was established elsewhere.
Here's the article: http://www.thewhig.com/webapp/sitepa...ame=Local+News