Way back in the Summer of 1987, I got to spend a week with my parents at a condo in Orlando, Florida. If you are looking for Marciano, United Colors of Benetton, Sisley, French Connection and other famous shops – this is the place you need to go. Next to the Venetian Hotel and Casino also on the Las Vegas Strip is located another Las Vegas mall called the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Frank Lowy had built his mall empire on the highly successful model of the suburban center; the design of this prototype — large, undivided pedestrian spaces without passing cars and trucks — was totally oriented to making it as easy as possible for consumers to spend money,” Ms. Sagalyn wrote.
There are numerous things that one may be interested in, like herbs, handicrafts, embroideries, spices, clothes related to the culture of the country as well as international brands are all available under the same roof in shopping malls that are being built in cities across the country.
The location of escalators, the grouping of shops, the framing of views, the lighting and many other details are well planned with the intention to keep the visitors staying inside the malls as long as possible and to direct them to walk pass as many shops as possible, and thus increase the chance of earning money from them.
By looking at the locations and distribution of the shopping malls, which are usually situated on top of the MTR stations and linked to the KCR stations, we know how important the mass transit system is for the retailing and commercial activities, as the presence of the malls indicate the concentration of these two activities in the regions.