Kara Bloomgarden Smoke: Are open-air malls the future of physical retail?

30/07/2020 - 08:42

Consumers have been experimenting with ways to safely return to some semblance of normalcy. This is set to expedite the transition from indoor malls to outdoor shopping centers, a shift that was in the works even before Covid-19 began.

“Open-air malls provide a safe space for people to congregate,” said Stenn Parton, chief retail officer at developer DJM, which manages open-air malls in Southern California and Texas. “The future of outdoor malls is very bright.”