This month’s Daily Photo theme is something that is about to disappear soon. Landmark Mall, a 120-store, three-level covered shopping center at the western edge of the city limits, will be gone in a year or two. The plan is to bulldoze the present shopping center down to the ground, build an entirely new one with underground parking and rename it Landmark Village. Covered malls are no longer in.
The plan for the reincarnation of Landmark calls for an old-fashioned village look, with pedestrian-only tree-lined “streets,” in an attempt to recapture the feel of Old Town. Landmark has been turning into a ghost town for the last five years or so, with more and more tenant vacancies and less and less foot traffic. I never shop there. Whatever it is I need is always somewhere else.
Ironically, Landmark began as an uncovered shopping center in 1965. It was later redesigned as a covered mall and is in its third life returning as an uncovered shopping district. The plans for the redevelopment of Landmark Mall look very attractive on paper. Hope it works in real life.
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