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    Southridge Mall

    I was just reading this story about malls and saw Southridge on the endangered list. I haven't been out there in about 10 years. Is it completely empty or something?

    BTW-They have Southridge in western Iowa for some reason.


    http://online.wsj.com/public/resourc...DMALL0905.html



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    Re: Southridge Mall

    It was going really well on a resurgance until Dave and Berry's left.


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    Re: Southridge Mall

    It's craptastic. My wife drug me out there a year or so ago to go to that really cheap clothing store. I felt dirty afterward.


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    Re: Southridge Mall

    On another note, I drove by Merle Hay and it actually looks like they're trying really hard to spruce that place up.


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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Living in Indianola I usually go up there to go to Younkers or Sears or something. But yeah it's a total dump, it'll close down soon IMO.



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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    It was going really well on a sesurgance until Dave and Berry's left.

    And by really well I mean not get shut down.

    Though I went there to get cheap clothes and it all seemed good until I realized the shirts were crappy and gave them to goodwill.


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    Re: Southridge Mall

    I think you can buy drugs there.



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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    And by really well I mean not get shut down.

    Though I went there to get cheap clothes and it all seemed good until I realized the shirts were crappy and gave them to goodwill.
    I hate Old Navy. I don't think any of the Old Navy stuff I've ever bought has lasted more than a year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    I hate Old Navy. I don't think any of the Old Navy stuff I've ever bought has lasted more than a year.
    One purchase at Old Navy. Final Score: Old Navy 1, Me 0



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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Southridge seems to be at about 70% occupancy (just pulled that number out of my ***). Lots of empty stores.



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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Frankly, I am surprised it's still going and we aren't having this conversation about Merle Hay.



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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    Frankly, I am surprised it's still going and we aren't having this conversation about Merle Hay.
    I think that too but with a Target, Kohls, and places like Old Chicago, I think they have a shot at keeping it going. Heck the older people that still live in that area probably love that Jordan Creek is busy because now its not such a pain to get to a mall.



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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Thanks for the stereo types about the southside.
    I feel dirty everyday and always score my crack at southridge mall.
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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    On another note, I drove by Merle Hay and it actually looks like they're trying really hard to spruce that place up.
    Yeah but lets see if they fill up all the empty store spaces they have. Seemed like the mall was 1/3 empty this past winter. They did bring in some new stores with the remodel, the biggest being Staples.


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    Re: Southridge Mall

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    On another note, I drove by Merle Hay and it actually looks like they're trying really hard to spruce that place up.
    Merle Hay spent a lot of money to make the outside look better, but the inside is still a dump and a ton of stores have left. The main thing keeping them afloat is there is a Target attached to it now and they added a Staples. However, if you can't keep a GAP in your mall, you have problems.
    My family and I live in Johnston, about 10 minutes away from Merle Hay, and we usually end up going to Jordan Creek or Valley West when we go to a mall. Merle Hay just doesn't have any stores we would shop at except for Kohls. We usually go to the Super Target instead of the mall Target as well.


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