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An Ohio mall gets a second life thanks to Amazon

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 .

READ MORE (TechCrunch)

  • 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'
  • 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
  • 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+
  • Amazon Warehouse To Rise From The Ashes Of Former Ohio MallConsumerist

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