Times Union Article Features Emporium Square as a Destination
March 26, 2021
Reimagining ailing malls in the Hudson Valley
Mall operators are betting on a fresh future that blends experiences, housing, and even gambling among shops
Once the darling of U.S. retail, the weekend destination of teenagers everywhere and even a kind of character actor in TV and film, traditional malls today are hurting. The quest to reinvent the American mall, here in the Hudson Valley and elsewhere, is on — and we’re talking a shift more fundamental than just a Glamour Shots-like filter to soften appearances.