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The New York Times explores how malls are dealing with the web swiping all their best clients and finds that a few mall operators are striking back by turning their shopping centers into beauty, food and entertainment destinations. Of course there's mention of LA's own The Grove, a veritable Disney Land of shopping with its own trolley, concierge and celebrity element (the Extra crew). Rick J. Caruso of Caruso Affiliated compares The Grove to an old-timey small town Main Street, saying: "It's not just about shopping—it's multidimensional; it's a place you can just hang out and go for a stroll." [NYT]

The Grove

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