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Offline mrnyc

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big box shopping comes to the bronx
« on: June 05, 2010, 07:07:02 PM »
so what would a modern big box mall look like plopped into the densest region on the continent? like you walked into a j.g. ballard novel if you ask me!  :laugh:

well yr about to find out -- lets go shopping at the new 18 acre gateway center at bronx terminal market  :mrgreen:

http://www.gatewaycenterbtm.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/nyregion/05metjournal.html

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20090503/SMALLBIZ/305039980

ps -- brooklyn aside, apparently bronx folks have noticed that the design is the same as
dadeland station in miami or SoDo complex in orlando, anybody know?



































the deegan











































something else new nearby






at the south end of gateway center is the renovated deco bronx terminal market (1935)




well there ya go -- the cousin of brooklyn’s gateway center brings big box mall shopping
to the south bronx, the city’s most under-retailed-borough


finally, a few other views from around this neighborhood













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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 07:13:22 PM »
The Center looks so much nicer than that POS highway. I thought I was going to lose a tire on that.

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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 07:17:24 PM »
thats not bad considering the major deegan expressway was built in 1956 and probably hasnt been touched much since!

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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 08:03:42 PM »
so what would a modern big box mall look like plopped into the densest region on the continent? like you walked into a j.g. ballard novel if you ask me!  :laugh:

well yr about to find out -- lets go shopping at the new 18 acre gateway center at bronx terminal market  O0

http://www.gatewaycenterbtm.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/05/nyregion/05metjournal.html

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20090503/SMALLBIZ/305039980

ps -- brooklyn aside, apparently bronx folks have noticed that the design is the same as
dadeland station in miami or SoDo complex in orlando, anybody know?


It's also similar to Beverly Connection in LA.  its in the BX.  Its ok.

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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 08:09:41 PM »
^Agreed.  It's not bad, especially for the area it's in.
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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 08:17:57 PM »
except that one is across the street from a real mall, the beverly center, which it spun off from -- just like strip malls did around ohio and most other real malls.

hmm, in that sense maybe yankee stadium can be considered the real mall of the bronx? or wait, gateway cnter could be considered the real mall that spun off from the hub neighborhood? waaa whatever lol!

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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2010, 08:24:52 PM »
^Agreed.  It's not bad, especially for the area it's in.

actually its structure is more like the beverly center although of course it has stores more like the beverly connection.

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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2010, 08:42:39 PM »
here's dadeland, the first major vertical big-box power center mall, seems like bronx gateway?:



http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2008-aug-jackson-square-controversy-brewing


and here is sodo in orlando, looks like it has condos and other things too, doesnt look like bx gateway:



http://friedmandevelopers.com/?cat=1



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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 09:15:14 PM »
The box stores are like A-Ho**s...everyone has one!

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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010, 09:19:19 PM »
^ lol i know -- but the poorest county in the usa didnt until recently! also, a 6 level vertical big box mall seems to be quite unusual dont you think?
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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 09:25:00 PM »
Co-Op City had big-box stores (that trashy JC Penney's) but this one looks more...Atlantic Yards...
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Re: big box shopping comes to the bronx
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2010, 09:43:31 PM »
there is the old alexanders/caldor on fordham rd too, and best buy is up there, forgot about those, but i meant modern bb mall.

i think that its a multileveled big box mall is whats freaking me out, big boxers arent just for the edge of town or for strip malls around traditional malls anymore.

and yes brooklyns ratner gateway center is a cousin to this one.
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