Be thankful for what we have

Is it just me, or are things slowing down a little bit in Houston?

Dawn Potvin, It Dawned on Me

 

Is it just me, or are things slowing down a little bit in Houston?

Are we waiting for the big summer rush?  One can’t help but notice how quiet the mall is lately — I mean, more than usual.

I walked from one end of the mall to the other the other day and I can honestly say that I saw less than five shoppers.

In total.  I find our mall a bit depressing, it sure would be nice to see the existing businesses with some company, I mean look at the shop space outside by the Fields — has there ever been anything in there?

Why wouldn’t the powers that be fill up the mall first before building that unbelievable waste of space?

I have complained about this before, and still am no closer to a solution.

I was peeved when the drug store moved out, leaving an even bigger hole in our mall.

A shopping mall is supposed to be a one stop shopping, meet up with the friends, spend the day canoodling kind of place.

It is my opinion that our mall is a small cry from that, to put it mildly.

Granted, you can buy awesome quality clothes in our mall, electronics, booze, lottery tickets and have lunch while going to get a haircut, with the kind of personable service that I think has been understated and overlooked for a long time.

There are so many spaces in between that need to be filled — figuratively and literally.

I have heard rumours about the astronomical amount that is charged for rent in that building, which would be discouraging to say the least for a new business anyhow.

I think that extra kudos should be doled out to the existing businesses that have toughed it out over the years and stayed in our mall — glory be to all of you, and thank you for your perseverance.

Really.

Without you, that entire mall would consist entirely of a post office.

All I can say is hang in there, mall store owners and shoppers and keep going — that is truly all we can do.