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I see a punch card and automatically think: #challengeaccepted !!! My #mondaymotivation @shopgrapevine Grab your barf bag...only 8 more rounds to go!😉
Malls are not dying, they are evolving, and for retailers lacking in visionaries to emerge beyond the stereotypical "shops of the over saturated retail world of the 1990s" will not survive. To prove this point, mall management giants Simon and GGP purchased a fleeting @aeropostale this past fall and reopened 500 locations that following January with a more immersive shopping experience. I'm excited to watch the journey of this venture! Have you been in an aeropostale since January? What are your thoughts? #quotes
When #foodcourtfriday meets #flashbackfriday things get a bit wild. #mallove💚
The coolest fact I have perhaps come across while researching Grapevine Mills Mall is the fact that the original manager who opened Grapevine in 1997, Joe Szymaszek, returned to his post in 2012 just in time to reboot the mall in a time of extreme transition, and for the full multi million dollar remodel that was completed in 2016. Who better?! #mallove💚 Traveling to Dallas anytime soon? Have you checked out Grapevine Mills lately, if ever? If not, you really really should, and Shopgirl's Top Ten Things To Do can be found on the blog!
Lets say "Happy birthday BAM!" as they celebrate their centennial this year. When a teenage drop out, Clyde B. Anderson, realized workers on a nearby work site in his hometown of Florence, AL were not getting the news he took heed feom demand and started his very own newstand. With 260 locations ranging from 30,000 Sq ft stand alone locationa, to smaller more accessible mall locations, like this one @shopgrapevine books a million is a super popular brand in the southeast region of the US. No matter what you say, losing an hour to a Joe Muggs #latte☕️ and losing yourself in the aisles of a favorite bookshop will never go out of style.
A week of North Park celebration: on the blog! #malllove