My latest post is up at Urban Indy, focusing on what we can do with a huge vacant piece of real estate in the heart of Indianapolis’ downtown: the Nordstrom space to CIrcle Centre Mall, which vacated in summer of 2011.
Still no plans for this space have materialized. A recent post from the Indianapolis Business Journal suggests that, in spite of one of the mall’s two department stores remaining vacant, the sales per square foot have actually improved in recent years. But the occupancy rate is lagging.
This blog post looks at both the positive and negative indicators for the long-term future of the mall, with lots of photos offering empirical indicators of its economic health, which in turn support or challenge the numbers. Finally, I list a variety of the proposed options for filling the Nordstrom space, while encourage readers to come up with their own. Even if you aren’t from Indy or don’t even know it, please feel free to contribute.