Originally Posted by migol24
so is it gonna be like some mall? because i'm having a hard time picturing in my head just what type of facility this is gonna be. i hope its not gonna be another dobie mall type... because those types of malls just don't work. there are always generic retail stores in them. so i'm wondering what type of place this is gonna be. unless its something entirely unique and different.
I've always envisioned it as an extension of the type of shopping found on 2nd street. No doubt it will likely be primarily food and beverage, as that seems to be what Austinites love to spend their money on. Then when they can't find a cheaper price at Amazon, they resort to local retail. Even though I love not paying sales tax, I think its time to level the playing field and have Amazon charge state taxes everywhere.
Not sure what you mean by generic retail store? I can tell you there is nothing generic about owning and operating one. Very tough business.