Phoenix LXIV: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Read Me, on Thread LXIV?
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11-12-2012, 03:15 PM
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Tanger to bring 85 new stores to Westgate...Tanger Outlets
did not seek any financial help from the city
. Instead, the mall is expected to generate $2.5 million in annual sales tax. The Tanger project cost about $76 million to build, company officials said.[/I]... Amazing how viable businesses don't need handouts from the CoG.
... unfortunately, the exiting Mayor & Council seemed to have had a problem with the concept of "Big Box" at, near or around Westgate (in addition to the Tohonos which was just plain dumb IMO). They appear to have subscribed to Ellmans' vision of "high-end boutique" full of independents, specialty shops. Like LA's Rodeo Drive; West Edmonton Mall meets Toronto's Hazleton Lanes in Yorkville. All Armani & Lauren, Bulgari & Cartier. Usurping Scottsdales pre-eminence with a glittering Faberge' Jewel of a sports, entertainment, shopping & dining destination that caters to the well heeled. "Exclusive" as opposed to being "inclusive" as it should be. Usually when one Big Box moves in, more follow, which is exactly what Westgate & Glendale so desperately needs.
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