Built cheaply and then abandoned to chic outdoor “shopping experiences” and high-end destinations, they rot on parking lots in the hearts of small cities, taking up space and reminding folks of the way things used to be.
The old mall remained a ghostly presence for almost a decade, slowly decaying on the edge of North Randall.
“I’m lost for words, because we are so fortunate to get this project,” Mayor David Smith told the Cleveland Plain Dealer .
The e-commerce giant finalized a lease deal Thursday on a planned 855,000-square-foot building, which could open during the second half of next year on a 69-acre site at Warrensville Center and Emery roads.
Sadly this sort of move – the destruction of old real estate for warehouse space – is far more likely an outcome than Foxconn’s plan to build a factory in Wisconsin .
- Amazon Is Building a Colossal Warehouse Where America's Biggest Mall Once StoodGizmodo
- Amazon to build facility on Ohio site that was 'world's biggest mall'wtvr.com
- Amazon hiring for 2000 jobs at new fulfillment center in North RandallWKYC-TV
- Amazon to bring new center and jobs to Northeast OhioNews 5 Cleveland
- Amazon commits to North Randall fulfillment center, with 2000-plus jobs on ...cleveland.com
- Amazon Planning Warehouse on Former Ohio Shopping Mall siteNewsmax
- Amazon picks North Randall for 2000-job fulfillment centerCrain's Cleveland Business
- New Amazon Ohio Facility to Create 2000+ JobsInvestorplace.com
- Amazon Warehouse To Rise From The Ashes Of Former Ohio MallConsumerist