Thanks for the info Noelamador. I probably should of clarified what I meant by mall. I was referring to traditional all enclosed air condition malls with Anchor Stores. I know NorthPark was # 1 for a long time, but Lord and Taylor had been hurting NorthPark Sales per square feet. My favorite store is now closed. What a shame. (I despise MAY company for what they did to Lord and Taylor.) That will have a negative effect on the sales at NP for a while, until Nordstrom moves in. But NP still has the # 1, Neiman Marcus, # 1Dillard’s, and # 1 Foley’s in sales per square feet in each company. Let hope that the new Nordstrom can join that list.
1) Bal Harbor Shops, Beautiful but it is an open air mall. It does have the # 1 sales per square feet if it is put up against regular malls. I was just at the Bal Harbor Shops 2 week ago from today. It’s a lot smaller than NP, but VERY nice. We were disappointed about one thing; Neiman Marcus does not have a salon in the Bal Harbor store. We also walked the Shops at Wellington Green, The Gardens at Palm Beach, Worth Ave, and the Town Center at Boca Raton. (Boca is getting a new Neiman Marcus)
2) Americana at Manhasset/Long Island – Not a traditional mall. It is just like Highland Park Village. Stores that face the street like in a lifestyle center. The new Firewheel Town Center in Garland will be like this.
3) Ala Moana/Hawaii --- I think everyone should see this Mall/ Shopping Center. Amazing, but it is not a traditional mall. The Second and third floor is a mall, but parts of the first is like a strip shopping center. (Stores face the outside) Old Navy faces the outside, and Mc Donald’s too. It is odd to see Sears, Old Navy, and Neiman Marcus in the same mall.
4) Forum Shops/Las Vegas --Simple, not a traditional mall. It lacks Department Stores. WAY MORE beautiful than NorthPark, but not in the same field.
5) South Coast Plaza/Orange County-- Now this is a traditional mall, the kind I was using when comparing NorthPark Sales per sq. ft. Only one thing, the mall is kind of spread out. Not touching in places. It would be like the Galleria building a sky bridge to the Galleria North.
I am sorry I should have been clearer, you are right if the looked at all lifestyle centers, but I was referring to traditional all enclose air-conditioned malls. “The Dinosaurs of the industry” NorthPark probably isn’t number one in traditional anymore considering they have an empty Lord and Taylor sting there. But once Nordstrom moves in, hopefully NP will get its spot back.