I went down to Toledo to check out the scene over the weekend. I went to Franklin Park Mall and holy smokes is the new wing huge! I could hardly recognize the mall any more.
One thing that Toledo should be thankful for is if there is only going to be one successful mall in the toledo area that it is located within its limits. I still can't figure out why Southwyck is so dead, but Northtowne and is it Northwood? were built too far out into the sticks assuming more population growth than ever happened. I suppose the opening of Frenchtown in Monroe killed em off.
First the downtowns died
Then the neighborhood shopping zones
Now the major malls are drying up or becoming lifestyle centers
its an interesting thing to watch.