Grand Avenue Mall Follow-Up – Free Rent
In March, I explored the idea of rebuilding Grand Avenue Mall into a self-sustaining retail center. One of the things that I didn’t expect to be on the table was simply giving away a retail stall for free. Grand Avenue Mall appears set to do just that now with a business plan competition.
While this won’t completely reinvent how the mall operates, this is a good idea. My only question is why stop at one store? Why not give away two or three? It doesn’t appear anyone will be renting the spaces anytime soon, and turning them into active businesses can only help other tenants.
The Shops of Grand Avenue website claims it will have more information soon.