Fashion Square Mall

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Fashion Square Mall is an enclosed retail shopping mall developed by Leonard L. Farber[2] at the southwest corner of US 29 and Rio Road, in Albemarle County, that opened in 1980.[3] Owned by the Simon Property Group since 1997,[2] the mall offers 570,000 square feet of commercial retail area.[1] It is owned and operated by the Simon Property Group.


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Development

The project was originally to be located in the City of Charlottesville on what is now the site of the Seminole Square Shopping Center[4].


Violence at the mall

The mall has been the center of large fights among teenagers and young adults. In March 2010 the mall had to be closed because of a large melee involving over 100 individuals[5].

Security concerns

The mall's owner, Simon Property Group, came under fire following an attempted child abduction that was not reported to police by mall security. A man had grabbed a two-year-old girl in late November 2012. After catching him, security officers let him go and did not report him to authorities. [6]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Simon Malls - Shopping Malls, Simon Property Group, retrieved 07 Mar. 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Fashion Square turns 32 in the era of outdoor, pedestrian-oriented shopping, Nate Delesline, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 3 March 2012, retrieved 4 March 2012. Print. 4 March 2012 page A2.
  3. Web. Retail Look , Urban Land, The Urban Land Institute, January 2006, retrieved 24 June 2009.
  4. Web. Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, 10 Aug. 2006, retrieved 2 May 2009.
  5. Web. Friday Night Fights Close Fashion Square, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 6 Mar. 2010, retrieved 08 Mar. 2010..
  6. Web. Fashion Square's response criticized by PR experts, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 27, 2012, retrieved November 29, 2012.

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