Forget malls: Visit these 9 thriving pedestrian shopping areas
from By Dave G. Houser
Dire predictions abound concerning the future of America's shopping malls. A recent CNBC report forecasts failure for about a third of the nation's 1,100 malls in the coming years. Enclosed malls are struggling, analysts say, primarily because of an overabundance of retail space and the fact that consumers are increasingly doing their buying online. There may be another less obvious reason for the demise of traditional malls — the development of the pedestrian street or mall.
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