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What landlords assume about retailers

The future of the mall is an oft-debated topic with much bloviation from a variety of sources. Jon Bird, long time friend of this publication, has written a nice piece for Forbes on the topic – and expresses the view that malls will be around for a long time yet. I have said the same thing here on IR about a year ago. Central to the idea that malls will prosper into the future, is the assumption that malls can and will function as ‘marketplace’ where the community gathers for more