Mapping the "Available" Space at Valley View
|A view of Valley View Center from the sky, as depicted on mall owner Macerich's leasing-info Web site|
I did find this, though: two maps showing the copious number of stalls, slots and storefronts available for lease at Valley View Center, including the Macy's and Dillard's sites. And a Friend of Unfair Park directed our attention to this recent item from Labelscar that puts Valley View on "Death Watch." Writes Prange Way toward the end of a lengthy history-of:
With two large anchors dark, Valley View Center is definitely in trouble and living on borrowed time. If management is proactive in retenanting or redeveloping the dark anchors, the mall could be saved. It might be too late, though, considering competition coming from all sides and the mall no longer having a niche in the market. Personally, I would remove the dead anchors, demolish them, and put up one of those fancy fad-oriented outdoor mall portions. Maybe even add some entertainment and restaurants; call it The District or something. Too bad the movie theater is on top of the mall on the inside, or that would go great out there too. Definitely add a Coldwater Creek though, and a Chico's.
Seriously, proactive management needs to take charge and put Valley View Center on the offense to save it from becoming a piece of history. Like I said, it might be too late, but this is monied north Dallas, and this mall is well-positioned in it.