Vacant space in the middle is for rent, Crocker Park Shopping Center, Westlake, OH.

Is it possible to make a newly built “un-mall” look more authentic?  Would it imporve the retail traffic if the landlord  were to infill with “mom & pop” tenants, including their home made store designs?  A good question?  I don’t know the answer, but I could not resist the impulse to see what one might look like installed in the vacancy above.

Photo of an independent shop with a home made store front from another location superimposed to fit the vacancy in the photo above.

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