Originally Posted by 1ajs
winnipeg square just has food and some office supply stores that close betwen 4-5 its not much of a mall its basicaly the cafiteria for portage and main
What's wrong with that? It serves a valuable purpose and does it well IMO. It is handy to have a food court, banks, a drug store, drycleaners, a tailor, a shoe repair place, a florist, a card shop and cell phone shops within walking distance of the office.
I generally don't go buy shoes or pants when I am at work (although some might), but I certainly run a lot of small errands at lunch or before I head home.
Making office oriented malls like this even busier will allow for more traditional retail outlets to be viable as well.
Also (as I have always preached) the more people you have working downtown, the greater the potential for people living downtown.