"It's back to the future for Northgate, as Durham's oldest enclosed shopping mall opens new outdoor space for dining and gatherings and brings back movies after a 20-year absence," the Herald-Sun reports from North Carolina. The revamped area of the mall "will be ringed by outside entrances to shops and restaurants, which could feature outdoor seating."
Mall managing general partner Ginny Bowman told the paper: "Everybody's trying to be more pedestrian-friendly, and it's hard to do that when you have a wall of back doors..."
Is *everyone* trying to make a more appealing environment for walkers? Let's see what the new Natick Mall designs look like. Reminder: Simply installing sidewalks is not enough.