Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Daily Mall Reader: Spokane shopping district

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Southgate area faces change
Albertson’s, KHQ prepare to leave South Hill district; more development rumored

Journal Of Business - December 23, 1999

(Excerpt) Another Spokane shopping district has reached a crossroads.

Just as Shadle Center and Argonne Village Shopping Center, and before them Fairwood Shopping Center, all faced change, and reacted differently, the South Hill’s Southgate shopping district is expected in the coming year to either bask in a resurgence or suffer the chilling effects of vacating tenants, real estate observers say.

The shopping district, which is located along Regal Street between about 44th and 48th avenues, emerged in the early 1980s, and now includes Southgate Shopping Center, a ShopKo Stores Inc. store, and a handful of small commercial tenants in an area once known for pastures and television stations.

What it will be 10 years from now is a matter of speculation.

Read the full article here.


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