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Pacific Mall coming to Milpitas

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robertee Jan 25, 2014 05:56 PM

The developers behind Pacific Mall in Toronto are venturing into the US and will be bringing their concept to Milpitas. It'll be replacing a few of the empty big box stores in McCarthy Ranch:

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/c...

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    mr_darcy Jan 26, 2014 09:21 PM

    Curious to see how this turns out - anyone been to the one in Toronto?

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      gnomatic Jan 26, 2014 11:47 PM

      Yes, grew up going there.

      It's 2 floors of small (think one room) stores, similar to what one finds in Hong Kong, in a hangar like space.

      I am not sure there is big enough of an Chinese asian community to sustain a mall of that size. Even in Toronto, vacancy rate for stores in that mall is pretty high. I think the area around it is currently being rebuilt.

      Most of the clientele was bored suburban asian kids with cars. Traffic was always horrible, and there was never enough parking. I only remember going on boxing day, because it was the place that was guaranteed to be open, and it was warm.

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