The owner of the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, Pa., is proposing adding "a lifestyle center," in front of the main entrance to the mall, according to nj.com.
The biggest change since the mall's 1976 opening, the new section would have a "town-center atmosphere" with five freestanding buildings and include such businesses as a "large bookstore."
This sounds suspiciously like trying to recreate a downtown.
I agree. Wonder how many millions it would take to recreate New Albany's historic downtown? And isn't it stomach-churning to think of all that great lifestyle space being underutilized, allowed to deteriorate, and shuttered. Even the looters know the value of downtowns. They just want to recreate it in another place.
Talk about wasted resources.