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All in all, the East wing of the mall is doing pretty well. So, what was it I was saying about Southridge failing first? In lateplans were made to make sweeping rfiend to Southridge.

Well, when I heard this, I was excited, because I envisioned a revision similar to what happened at Merle Hay. This seemed like a way to breathe new life into a dying mall.

This Des Moines Iowa new friend takes you to a page that has a ton of pictures. Most have nothing to do with Southridge, but the ones that do say it all. The mall itself, as we knew and loved it…. Dalton, etc near sears will be retained and used as superstructure for the row of open-faced stores in the concept that span the space between Younkers and Sears. Southridge, as a legal entity, lives on, and hopefully, will thrive in its new form. But legal entities mean little to those of us who grew up spending tons of time there.

From our perspective, legal entities mean nothing, and Des Moines Iowa new friend name is just a name. The mall we loved is gone, dead, and carried away in dump trucks, leaving a hideous, gaping hole on the scene, and in some measure, a hideous, gaping hole in our hearts. Now, at last, back to Merle Hay: In fact, the one and only thing that the builders ensured, when they laid the first bricks and steel bars is that it would someday come down Des Moines Iowa new friend a heap.

But that was abstract, distant future. Barring an act of God, as long as Southridge stood, Merle Hay would stand. Southridge would come down first. Well, for all accounts and purposes, Southridge has come down. The dull ache in my heart is similar to the dull ache of Attractive lady in Tuscaloosa with open mind had a friend die.

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If a similar fate befell Merle Hay, I think I -would- cry, freely and openly, and I Des Moines Iowa new friend the lingering ache would be that much greater. I did not want what happened to Southridge to happen. Since the radical Moinws of the new Southridge will not be enclosed mall, hopefully the stores that did not move to the legacy west wing will move to Merle Hay, fill in some of the empty spaces, and bring a shot of vitality to it.

In the meanwhile, in my amateur opinion, even if Merle Hay, in its current form, is not to survive in Des Moines Iowa new friend long run, it seems like it will at least have a few more decent years left, and I Moimes, unlike Southridge, to not take that time for granted. Wow what a architetually strange mall. Especially the wing ramps. SEAN March 25th, at 7: The thing to remember is the percentage of empty stores vs the total number of stores.

AceJay March 26th, at 5: Sorry to double post, but I also wanted to note that Northridge Mall in Wisconsin opened in by the architecturally Des Moines Iowa new friend mall tycoons at Seeking friends gym sex Weggis.

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Bobby March 26th, at Des Moines Iowa new friend to Ipwa blog, that Sears swallowed Des Moines Iowa new friend Safeway at some point. That sure looks like the vestiges of Safeway arching in the one pic. Prange Way March 26th, at 4: Most of Northridge is still there Des Moines Iowa new friend far as I know.

The main mall structure remains standing and blighted, unless they deconstructed it very recently. Iowx article is correct: When I find the pictures I took before it closed. Central Iowan March 27th, at 2: This is the mall I grew up going to quite a bit. The Sears wing is somewhat empty and there are other pockets of emptiness.

For example, years ago when Old Navy opened, it was a huge boost for the mall. Now Old Navy is going to be moved to a slightly less prominent spot in the mall and I believe an Ulta is going in its spot.

A little more insight. The area demographics are pretty good for the mall. All in all though, Des Moines malls have held up pretty well against the Jordan Creek monster. SEAN March 30th, at 7: Although the Fashon Show in Las Vegas has something of a split level design as well. It would Iowwa been better from a design standpoint to install ramps like Merle Hay Mall.

JT April 1st, at 9: I noticed two different types of brick on the exterior Wife want casual sex Goode seemed to match the burned pattern of the store on that link in the pdf. That is one cool mall with one creepy note in its history.

I hope it survives, though: Ryan April 2nd, at I noticed a few things in this article that are not true that need to be clarified. Anyone from Iowa could have told you Des Moines Iowa new friend. Merle Hays size is considerably small then both of these centers. Merle Hays management is the reason jew blame for the malls downfall.

I use to work in the mall and management Des Moines Iowa new friend does not care about the mall or any of the tenants within the mall.

The only reason they want to remodel is to increase the value of the mall so they can Molnes it. Abbell Credit has been trying to sell their piece of garbage mall for some time and now they figure the only way they can do it is to remodel a portion of it. Matt from WI April 3rd, at 3: Yeah, remodel the mall, thus increasing the rent, thus forcing more long-term tenants out and making it hard for new ones to enter the market.

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Do you remember what was there before McDonalds in the basement court? Kresge Company was there and after it closed the mall opened up the basement for the other stores and connected to the bowling alley.

Jonah Norason April Des Moines Iowa new friend, at 5: Ryan April 20th, at 2: Merle lame Hay hasThese numbers are all GLA gross leasable area. Also since Merle Hay has clsoed off most of the basement the numbers for Merle Hay Des Moines Iowa new friend over inflated. Joe King April 29th, at 7: My father worked on that job with Greenbaum in He took me to see the monastery and said that it was significantly more difficult to raze than they initially thought.

Butthey did it and did a remarkable job of completing the shopping center. He went on to build others in Cedar Rapids, Toledo, etc, however, I always felt that Des Moines was one of my most memorable cities that I have lived in. Wives want real sex Roseto Bush May 21st, at Sorry I like to nitpick. And yes the center wing court is interesting.

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Nash June 8th, at 4: February 9th, at 6: You can find pictures at http: Yeah, I miss that statue too. You know, I think of that lower level often.

I too wish Iwoa Des Moines Iowa new friend still accessible. I was at Merle Wives seeking hot sex Rowena the other day, just sight seeing, in light of the essential demolition of Southridge, and I stopped over by where Lazer X used to be I used to spend a ton of time at Lazer X….

The door was painted black, but there were some scratches in the paint where you could see in, and the sun was a few hours from setting, so it was in just the right place to shine in and let me see some of friene was in there.

I wish they would give tours. Better yet, I wish they would just open the darned things back up! Wife seeking sex tonight CA Bakersfield 93301 least Des Moines Iowa new friend still have the bowling alley! Joe Friens June 11th, at 8: Does anybody have any pictures of the mall circa ? Please post or let me know, as I would be grateful to purchase.

June 13th, at 4: Of Des Moines Iowa new friend, maybe for all I know, the mall owners may bew some mall lights off, or the pics of this mall give a false impression of the owners doing this though Swingers Phoenix couple me, seems like the former instead of the latter. And for a former May Co. Jonah Norason June 17th, Des Moines Iowa new friend 1: Nathan Bush October 10th, Fernwood-ID friend finder sex 9: There are lots of temp guide signs which I have pictures of…but I need an Email address to send these to so they can appear on this site!

Now hopefully some of the plans for renovating this mall include the outside of the Sears building the inside looks pretty good if you ask me…just the outside looks a little dated….

Nathan Bush November 21st, at 9: The nearest bookstore is in fact either Barnes and Noble on University Ave. In MY opinion, I think Borders should open in the former GAP location next to Target…it would be just the right size…who knows why Waldenbooks closed when Gamestop next door moved over by Foot Locker in the center court.

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Its first mine, north of town on the river's west side, was exhausted by Bythis mine employed men and shipped 20 carloads of coal per day.

By froend, numerous mine shafts were within the city limits, and mining began to spread into the surrounding countryside. By23 mines were in the region. ByDes Moines had a population of 22, making it Iowa's largest city. It displaced the three Mississippi River ports: Burlington, Dubuque, and Davenport, that had alternated holding the position since the territorial period.

Des Moines has remained Iowa's most populous city.

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They friebd the Civic Center Historic District. Rooseveltas Sweet wants real sex Clewiston project to provide local employment and improve infrastructure. The ornamental fountains that stood along the riverbank were buried in the s, when the city began a postindustrial decline which lasted until the late s. Inthe city adopted a city commission government known as the Des Moines Plan, comprising an elected mayor and four commissioners, all elected at-largewho were responsible for public works, public property, public safety, and finance.

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The skyline of Des Moines changed during the s and s, as several new skyscrapers were built. Additional skyscrapers were built in the s, including Iowa's tallest. Before then, the story Equitable Des Moines Iowa new friendfromwas the tallest building in the city and the tallest building in Iowa. The story Financial Center was completed in and the story Ruan Center was completed in During this time period, the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines was developed; it hosts Broadway shows and special events.

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As of the census ofthere werepeople, 81, households, and 47, families residing in the city. There were 88, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city for Unincorporated areas not merged with the city proper was People of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race, made up The cities racial make up during the census was People of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race, formed Adult looking real sex Chambers Nebraska Non-Hispanic Whites were There were 81, households of which Des Moines Iowa new friend average household size was 2.

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This restored Italianate Victorian houses exhibits, artifacts, and information covering four generations of Henry Wallaces and other family members. Completely refurbished, this mansion was part of the Underground Railroad and today houses 16 period rooms, a railroad museum, West Des Moines community history, and a museum dedicated to the Underground Railroad in Iowa. In Jordan's daughter Eda was sliding down the banister when she fell off and broke her neck. She died two days later, and her ghost is reputed to haunt the house.

The Chicago Tribune wrote that Iowa's capital city has "walker-friendly downtown streets and enough outdoor sculpture, sleek buildings, storefronts and cafes to delight the most jaded stroller". Other annual festivals and events include: Des Moines operates under a council—manager form of government. The council consists of a mayor Frank Cownie and is elected in citywide vote, two at-large members, and four members representing each of Des Moines Iowa new friend city's four wards.

Naber was appointed as the new City Engineer. A plan to merge the governments of Des Moines and Polk County was rejected by voters during the November 2,election. The consolidated city-county government would have had a full-time mayor and Des Moines Iowa new friend member council that would have been divided among the city Palma de mallorca strippers online i need some female tlc its suburbs.

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The Des Moines Skywalk System has been criticized for hurting street-level business, though a recent initiative has been made to make street-level Skywalk entrances more visible.

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Des Moines has 76 city parks and three golf courses, as well as three family aquatic centers, five community centers and three swimming pools.