Sorry, guys, but the area is a dump. I certainly would not go there at night. All the cockroaches have to do is scurry across the street to some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the area. And when you go on up towards the McConnel parkway, you travel through other areas that are just plain uncomfortable. Many years ago the theater became a hang out for the hood rats, and folks stopped going because they would break in line. And once you got inside, the same garbage would talk, use their phones, and make the entire experience not so fun. And management was scared to throw anyone out probably because they were scared. Citadel Mall is not on my list of places to shop.
whatever happens, Sesame, promise us you'll find somewhere to keep hanging out in our hood.
Love, the WAsh
The demographic that has a handgun with no serial number stuffed into their baggy jeans.
Who or what specifically is this "demographic" that is such a problem for Citadel Mall now?
When it first opened, my family would drive from IOP to go there. The arcade was called Aladdin's Castle. :)
yes its nice to see a pretty mall but that's not the real reason why people go to the mall - cause t looks nice, people go to the mall for the stores inside it.
if the mall is failing its because the stores inside it are not popular or there are too many of that chain store in Charleston/Summerville so they can go to any 1 of the other locations. like Tanger area - there were 2 Verizon's in a 1 mile area they cannot both be successful so 1 closed.
This city is too small to support 2 cookie cutter malls if they have the same stuff!
Make it unique-then they will come!
and YES an IKEA would be nice - I have traveled 3 hours to go there, but I don't need to go to West Ashley from N Charleston to go to Target
Once again, great work Paul. Very impressive journalism and research.
I refuse to fight the traffic in North Charleston. Citadel Mall is really convenient for me. Even though I'm not over there every week, if I need to go to one of the big department stores I always head over to Citadel Mall. The same is true for a lot of people in the area.
If you build it, they will come. Better put, if you improve it, they will come back. Southwindermere Shopping Center is an excellent example of that in West Ashley, and certainly the same can be true of The Citadel Mall. I hope someone takes an interest in this site, because it could be a goldmine.
Let's just turn the thing into an IKEA.
Indeed, The North did not fight to abolish slavery as a moral evil but to prevent its spread westwards. The South, on the other hand, fought to defend slavery at all cost! It was all a matter of politics and economics.
The southern economy was a slave-based agrarian one. As Alexander Stephens stated in a famous speech slavery was the "cornerstone of the southern society.
The northern economy was an industrial-based one and depended on a wage-labor working class. As Lincoln stated in one of its famous speech he (among the majority of the white people by that time!) believed that the negro was inferior to the white. But he also stated that this was not an excuse to deny the darkies everything!
The North wanted slavery to stay and (if possible!) die out in the states where it´d already existed but there wasn´t a previous intention to abolish it before secession.
That´s the truth!
This mall has tremendous potential. Great, easily accessible central location. 5 anchor stores and a Dick's Sporting Goods, a new IMAX. The core to make this mall successful again is already in place. It simply needs updating, a new, fresh look, nice landscaping, a stucco exterior and more modern exterior architectural features to make the mall look like a property that people will want to visit. If marketed corrected and targeted toward a more upscale demographic, Citadel Mall will undoubtedly be successful. For that to happen, monies first have to be invested to make it look better so that tenants (and shoppers) will want to return to the mall. It needs a more upscale anchor like a Macy's or Nordstrom, a family "place" to attract people, like Dave & Buster's and nicer mid-range specialty stores to fill in. Also free-standing restaurants constructed in the vastly empty sea of asphalt along the mall's perimeter would do well. Charleston is a city that can support a nicer mall with more upscale stores. Citadel is the perfect location. The adjacent Southpark Centre office property is currently for sale. A smart developer may consider combining the two properties into one, adding a hotel, a nicer department store and other amenities. Citadel could be a wonderful asset to the community. It lacks vision, it needs extensive renovations and a plan to bring in better stores and restaurants. If this happens, the mall will become successful.
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I wish more organized religious groups would think like this man.
Talentless hacks. The real shame is they are teaching the next generation of architects.
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Mr. Cloepfil has indeed been inspired by our city, and has cleverly incorporated elements of Charleston's maritime traditions into his piece. Just a few blocks away, one can find these same familiar forms being unloaded onto our storied docks, and arranged similarly as Mr. Cloepfil has done.
I think it is really important for all women to know about the available resources. My Sister 's House offers a great program, but it cannot be everything to everyone. Domestic Violence is a life threatening situation for many. Drug addiction is life threatening as well. It is important that both situations be addressed. If we want programs that can address both needs, we should address the people who can provide the public assistance to provide the proper medical staff and/or mental health staff to meet those needs. As it stands now our country has actively worked to reduce funding for victims of interpersonal violence.
Many women have used the services at My Sister's House either through the shelter, the support groups, or the court advocacy program. Many women will say that the program was helpful. However, myths exist that are perpetuated by abusers, well meaning uninformed individuals, and perhaps a group of individuals who were unable to enter the shelter or who were unable to conform to the rules of the shelter. The resource is valuable and necessary, but there definitely needs to be more than one resource and we as lowcountry residents need to advocate for more options for victims and evidenced based responses to perpetrators.
Charleston Animal Society is a 'no kill' because they 'TNR' the old and sick... TNR = transport and release. How many animals get DUMPED out in the woods to die if they aren't adoptable... I guess not the cute little ones. Disgusting. If you don't believe me, go ahead and follow their trucks when they leave the facilities during the day, you just might catch them on a TNR run.
In response to the above comment, Ms. Raven would like to clarify two of our policies: My Sister's House does not turn away women with substance abuse issues, and My Sister's House accepts male children between the ages of 0 to 17.
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