What does Southridge Mall think about all this new development?
Patch asked that question to Southridge manager Patrick Basche at yesterday's press conference for Macy's announcement.
Basche sees Wal-Mart as a positive addition to the 76th street corridor.
"I think what Walmart is doing with the type of store they are going bring is a good thing and are going to bring additional businesses to 76th street corridor," said Basche after yesterday's press conference.
Basche believes that Wal-Mart shoppers who might not be into the mall scene might come to Southridge. "They are going to bring shoppers here that may have never been to Southridge. We’re also going to feed their business too."
The store will be at the old location, which moved into a renovated location on the second floor. Just this year other stores like Kohls, Vanity and Wet Seal have renovated their interior and exterior as well.
Basche believes that the Southridge "transformation" success not only lies inside the walls of the mall but also on the outside, such the new development along the 76th street corridor.
"Our success is on the success of everything that is outside of us," Basche said. "We got to work together."