Elyria mayor says Midway Mall is dying

Clogged with holiday shoppers and with new restaurants popping up throughout its parking lot, Midway Mall looked about as bustling this past holiday as it did when it was created nearly 40 years ago. Full Story
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tannersgold2005

United States

#1 Jan 31, 2007
well duuuuh the malls dying becaus of the rent they charg the shops its crazy and the man that runs it needs some shops that will draw custemers we dont need 10 phone stores or 10 jewrly shops how about a baby shop things like that and a toy store
Mary

United States

#2 Feb 3, 2007
The mall is also dying because they let all the factory work here go south of the border or across the ocean! You'd think the morons could have figured that out ahead of time. No jobs equals no income equals no shopping, except at Wal-Mart where people support a communist government or mexico. Ship the mall, wal-mart AND the politicos who let this happen to mexico or china!
tannersgold2005

United States

#3 Feb 3, 2007
thats only half of the problem i worked in the mall over 10 years and thers more than no jobs and wal-mart its not part of the mall
Mary

United States

#4 Feb 3, 2007
tannersgold2005 wrote:
thats only half of the problem i worked in the mall over 10 years and thers more than no jobs and wal-mart its not part of the mall
Having lived in this area for 55 years, I'm fully aware that wal-mart is not part of the mall, but hey, thanks for the tour.
no name

United States

#5 Feb 3, 2007
then you know that thers a problim with the mall manigment its not just becaus thers no jobs thers plenty of money look at the young mothers shopping ther 2 and 3&4 jeneration welfair mothers hay how do you like paing for ther shopping spree
Mary

United States

#6 Feb 4, 2007
no name wrote:
then you know that thers a problim with the mall manigment its not just becaus thers no jobs thers plenty of money look at the young mothers shopping ther 2 and 3&4 jeneration welfair mothers hay how do you like paing for ther shopping spree
Actually, I haven't been to the mall in years. I shop online a lot and go other places when I do go "out" to shop. I've been hearing there are a bunch of little thugs out there for years. And, let's face it, the kids aren't the ones with the disposable income. And, now that our glorious politicians and manufacturers have screwed the Americans out of their jobs, there's no money for the mall's inflated prices.Just like a nice line of dominoes...knock one down, the rest follow. Get rid of some good-paying jobs = get rid of frivolous shopping. Welcome to America! The next third world!!

And, in terms of the welfare moms...no, I don't like paying for their shopping spree, but I hate welfare freeloaders wherEVER they shop but there will always be sludge at the bottom of ANY barrel.
no name

United States

#7 Feb 4, 2007
if you dont go out to shop than how do you know thers thugs at the mall you dont leave your house your just like all the computer geeks stay home and play your computer and let the real world take care of its self thers sludge every where even on computers
Mary

United States

#8 Feb 4, 2007
no name wrote:
if you dont go out to shop than how do you know thers thugs at the mall you dont leave your house your just like all the computer geeks stay home and play your computer and let the real world take care of its self thers sludge every where even on computers
Well, I wouldn't get too insulting if I were you.It seems like you're proving your own point about sludge on computers. I know there are thugs at the mall because others have TOLD me...see? And in terms of me letting the "real" world take care of itself, you don't know a damn thing about me except I don't go to the mall, so sit down and shut up, punk!

I'll tell you what I DO know...I KNOW HOW TO SPELL. Looks like YOU should spend a little less time at the mall and a little more time in school, moron. Try some puncuation next time so you're illiterate posts will be easier to decypher. Is the mall the "real world" for you? How stupid. You must be about 12....except most 12 year olds know how to spell and use punctuation.
no name

United States

#9 Feb 4, 2007
well for my spelling im using a board to spell becaus im handycaped and sometimes i hit the wrong letters and im not 12 im 39 and you pass judgment on others sorry my spelling bothers you so much and the thugs you call them how do you know ther bad ther bunch of people together shopping so they are bad try going to the mall and sit i do thers no trouble the mall walkers are bad they run in to you and bump you and never say sorry they act like a shopper shoud not be there. and im not stupid your just old unhappy and im not a punk oh get lade you might be happer sorry if i messpelled words hope you get over it

“My real pic is in the attic...”

Since: Dec 06

currently Daleville, AL

#10 Feb 5, 2007
Maybe the mall itself is dying, but the surrounding restaurants and the like are booming. I used to live in Lorain, so I have been the mall.

“My real pic is in the attic...”

Since: Dec 06

currently Daleville, AL

#11 Feb 5, 2007
no name wrote:
well for my spelling im using a board to spell becaus im handycaped and sometimes i hit the wrong letters and im not 12 im 39 and you pass judgment on others sorry my spelling bothers you so much and the thugs you call them how do you know ther bad ther bunch of people together shopping so they are bad try going to the mall and sit i do thers no trouble the mall walkers are bad they run in to you and bump you and never say sorry they act like a shopper shoud not be there. and im not stupid your just old unhappy and im not a punk oh get lade you might be happer sorry if i messpelled words hope you get over it
Sorry you are handicapped and bitter it sounds like, too, but if you are going to get on someone's back for judging, perhaps you should reread your own post. There's plenty of judging in yours.
no name

United States

#12 Mar 6, 2007
well it wont be long befor the malls gone
janel

Deer, AR

#13 Mar 6, 2007
I've worked in the mall for over 2 years now. Since I've been there, at least ten stores have been closed. I hear rumors all the time that it involves high rent. McDonald's was an example. But high rent isnít just it, and neither is consumerís income. I'm studying the field of marketing and have noticed that people like to shop at strip malls once again. They like the convenience of parking, choosing, and pick up. The mall involves people having to navigate through to get to the stores they want. Thatís why Crocker Park and the Avon Commons have been doing so good; not to mention the brand new feel to it. The mall needs variety. tannersgold2005, you are right about the different stores that need to come in. A baby store would be awesome, but it would have to be affordable. The cell phone and jewelry stores are too much right now but seem to be the only thing really making it. Dillardís is supposedly leaving in May, and that makes even more empty space and possibly more rent raising to other stores for the owners to pay the mortgage on the mall itself. I can see most of your views on this issue and if nothing gets done about it, there will be no good shopping places in Elyria except for Wal-Mart.
no name

United States

#14 Mar 6, 2007
janel wrote:
I've worked in the mall for over 2 years now. Since I've been there, at least ten stores have been closed. I hear rumors all the time that it involves high rent. McDonald's was an example. But high rent isnít just it, and neither is consumerís income. I'm studying the field of marketing and have noticed that people like to shop at strip malls once again. They like the convenience of parking, choosing, and pick up. The mall involves people having to navigate through to get to the stores they want. Thatís why Crocker Park and the Avon Commons have been doing so good; not to mention the brand new feel to it. The mall needs variety. tannersgold2005, you are right about the different stores that need to come in. A baby store would be awesome, but it would have to be affordable. The cell phone and jewelry stores are too much right now but seem to be the only thing really making it. Dillardís is supposedly leaving in May, and that makes even more empty space and possibly more rent raising to other stores for the owners to pay the mortgage on the mall itself. I can see most of your views on this issue and if nothing gets done about it, there will be no good shopping places in Elyria except for Wal-Mart.
i worked at the mall over 8 years and both stors closed becaus of the rent its sad
MID

Lorain, OH

#15 Apr 11, 2007
I agree with almost everyone's point of view on all of our stores closing. The unemployment rate here has played a big part on why sales have gone down. Now that stores like "Demo" which is the more urban and seem to attract alot of the young ones here is closing its says alot about our market here in this area and if we don't get the job industry on the rise here I don't even see any of these stores making it, and that's really sad; reminds me of another Youngstown...
Former Lorainite

Medina, OH

#16 Apr 18, 2007
Lorain and elyria are dying because no one wants to live in thier.
horserider

United States

#17 Apr 18, 2007
Former Lorainite wrote:
Lorain and elyria are dying because no one wants to live in thier.
well i love elyria and the mall needs new shops
barb

Cleveland, OH

#18 Apr 25, 2007
no name wrote:
then you know that thers a problim with the mall manigment its not just becaus thers no jobs thers plenty of money look at the young mothers shopping ther 2 and 3&4 jeneration welfair mothers hay how do you like paing for ther shopping spree
Your spelling is horrible. Where did you go to school? Use your spell check on your computer.
horserider

United States

#19 Apr 25, 2007
barb wrote:
<quoted text> Your spelling is horrible. Where did you go to school? Use your spell check on your computer.
well sorry my spelling is so bad but i have a brain injery and some things dont work to well after my acident not that ita any of your buissnes
Speedracer

AOL

#20 Apr 27, 2007
It's ashame that the Midway Mall is having so much trouble. I like the Dillards store, and now I'll have to go to Great Northern if I want to shop there. I live in the Sandusky area, and our mall seems to be doing pretty good. With the addition of Macy's, which I like to shop at, I may not even go any further than my own backyard. We've even got a new Target store. I hope the Midway Mall does'nt go through what the Southwyck shopping center is currently going through, in Toledo, Ohio. That place has gone downhill bad, and it's almost completely empty. let's hope Midway can survive this.

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