DeSoto Square Mall closing in Bradenton was ‘long anticipated’

For a mall whose opening day in 1973 was so ceremonious, the DeSoto Square Mall had a quiet death.

On Friday, its last day in business, only four stores were open, and a handful of shoppers walked the halls – honestly, not too different from any other day at the Bradenton shopping center in the 21st century. 

My colleague, Jesse Mendoza, who was there for its last day in my absence, found a lot of those same familiar sights – empty hallways, boarded-up storefronts and a handful of shoppers. There wasn’t even a formal announcement about the end of

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Celebrate Double Five Shopping Festival at Shanghai Super Brand Mall

The Global Goodies Pop-Up Market gathers more than 20 of the world’s most known brands under one roof, where they will showcase a wide range of featured exhibits and new offerings, including US-based Dole’s new coconut egg, century-old German healthcare giant B. Braun Linovera® Oil, Singapore’s Nippon’s new children’s paint and Chinese brand Butterfly’s multifunctional sewing machine.

On the first day, Consul-General of Royal Thai Consulate-General, Shanghai Lada Phumas and CP Group Vice Chairman Michael Ross launched the opening of the CP Pavilion and chatted with shoppers online from a live studio against the backdrop of the scenic Bund at

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New women’s clothing and accessories pop-up to open in the Moorhead Center Mall

Barb’s Basement Boutique, a women’s clothing and accessories shop, will open as a “pop-up” store by the mall’s food court, starting at noon on Wednesday, April 7.

Barb Schramm got it into her head to move her boutique from her basement to an empty store space while getting a haircut at Mane Impressions at the mall.

She thought the closing of the mall’s Christopher & Banks store presented an opportunity, “because I do have a lot of customers.”

Success at the recent Spring Variety Market cemented the decision.

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“That was a big success for me. It said, yes there is

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Mall of America wants to refresh your spring style

The Mall of America’s trend specialist, Sara Rogers, spills on the new spring trends and shopping safely on this week’s “Sunrise Spring Refresh.”

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it might just be time to ditch those sweatpants you’ve been wearing for months. Spring is here and with COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up, your calendar might be filling up with things to do and people to see. But if you haven’t refreshed your wardrobe for a while and are having a bit of anxiety over what to wear, you’re in luck.

Sara Rogers is the

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Here is what the future mall could look like

PHOENIX — Christown Spectrum Mall, the 60-year-old shopping center near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix, could be the latest mall to be overhauled for future redevelopment.

An initial proposal submitted to the City of Phoenix in February shows that the mall’s owner, Christown 1755, LLC, and Kimco Realty, the company that manages the mall, are looking to rezone the mall for potential redevelopment that would combine residential, commercial, retail, and entertainment, and could include a hotel and green spaces to “truly create a live/work/play destination” in a walkable block-style format.

If ultimately approved, the redevelopment would happen

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Angelina Jolie Goes Shopping at the Mall with Her Daughters

Angelina Jolie wears an all-black outfit while visiting a local mall for some shopping on Saturday afternoon (February 6) in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress was joined by her daughters Zahara, 16, and Shiloh, 14.

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Angelina is on the cover of British Vogue‘s new issue and she opened up the mag about life with her kids during the pandemic.

“I think that like most families, we have had this bigger thing happening with the pandemic. But of course you also have these life markers. We

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