Parent company of Altamonte Mall, Ovi...

Parent company of Altamonte Mall, Oviedo Marketplace announces ...

There are 47 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 16, 2009, titled Parent company of Altamonte Mall, Oviedo Marketplace announces .... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

General Growth Properties this morning announced that it is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Winderghetto

Palm Bay, FL

#52 Apr 17, 2009
Look. The United States is over-retailed. We just cannot keep borrowing Chinese credit to by more Chinese goods - the current amount of stores in the US is unsustainable.

The trend over the past decade has been away from malls towards lifestyle centers that take advantage of the narrow demographics of the surrounding homogenous neighborhoods. These malls never made that connection and have missed the boat.

The next thing to think about is, what happens to these malls? Can they be easily be repurposed to other uses? Could the shell be turned into a University? etc.

As far as the closest mall to me, West Oaks, yeah, there are a couple of black people there. But I don't mind taking my lily white arse and daughter to the carousel and the movies there on occasion. The real problem is the mix of stores and layout of the mall - it's from another bygone era. These single use masses are far too difficult to make into another useful center.

Also, Check Out http://www.deadmalls.com/
uh what

Orlando, FL

#53 Apr 21, 2009
People please learn some grammar and spelling.

I am ok with the fact that some of the malls are closing. That means better deals for me. Yes, there will be a good amount of teenagers and adults out of jobs, but isn't it time to get a better job. Please don't throw the "can't find a job" line out. McDonalds is hiring. It might be a step down from the mall, but it pays. Too many people think they are too good to do basic work. It can always be a temp job until that fantastic dream job comes along. Get paid, put food on your table, cloth your kids, and pay your mortgage. Our parents did it and so can you.

Since: Dec 06

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#54 Apr 21, 2009
uh what wrote:
People please learn some grammar and spelling.
I am ok with the fact that some of the malls are closing. That means better deals for me. Yes, there will be a good amount of teenagers and adults out of jobs, but isn't it time to get a better job. Please don't throw the "can't find a job" line out. McDonalds is hiring. It might be a step down from the mall, but it pays. Too many people think they are too good to do basic work. It can always be a temp job until that fantastic dream job comes along. Get paid, put food on your table, cloth your kids, and pay your mortgage. Our parents did it and so can you.
"" You are dead wrong about the hiring for jobs..."" I have been out of work since January...I have been on unemployment since then...they ask you to put in a minimum of 2 job apps a week...I have put in over 30 of them since January...Now,if you know someone that is hiring,please let me know,because NONE of the 30 or so has called me back for an interview..and,I may add,that I have job experience a plenty...
Richard

Orlando, FL

#55 Apr 22, 2009
Liberals Hate Lies wrote:
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Deadly? I wish I could sue all you morons for simply being so stupid. You are a virus.
"Deadest" as in "empty", not "with the most dead". >Sigh<
uh what

Orlando, FL

#56 Apr 24, 2009
sandegold wrote:
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,please let me know,because NONE of the 30 or so has called me back for an interview..and,I may add,that I have job experience a plenty...
what type of places have you tried? the mcdonalds on sr50 was hiring i saw the other day. jimmy johns on ornage is hiring drivers, and publix is hiring.
DJFl

Christmas, FL

#57 Apr 25, 2009
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
Another one of the effects of 8 years of Republican rule.
Thanks for making THE most idiotic comment on Topix!

Now .. go bow to your altar to 0bummer!
fast fix

Apopka, FL

#61 Nov 12, 2013
West Oaks mall was managed by ggp and Jonathan worked as GM. He was earlier at Altamonte mall. Heather kinsel is the leasing manager at the mall. I worked at the mall for over 7 years in management and I tell you these two are scumbags and are responsible for half of the mall not being rented. I have no doubt in my mind that Heather kinsel is a racist and very soon will bring down Altamonte mall because of her tricks she plays on tenants.

No wonder half of Altamonte mall is empty and is starting to look like west oaks mall.

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