Posted: Feb 10, 2006 11:10 pm
Fiery and Alisa, I'd like your take on this:
I'm not exactly one to ask, Jack, as I hate to shop. Or, more relevant, I hate big places where you have to go to shop. That said, I'd like to see such stores as Gap, etc...mall stores...down there on the Mid America Mall, the once and future Main St. Ever seen those beautiful, bustling pics of Main Street in the 40s and 50s?
I'd like to preserve the integrity of downtown and its buildings, and putting an Outlet Mall in an existing warehouse just doesn't do it for me. I looked at the southends plan. Condo city! For godsakes, it could be Germantown! With a ye old timey crumbling but with nice new fake hardwood floors Outlet Mall! I don't want to see my city with an Outlet Mall as a tourist destination. And, though Mr. Epps digressed later, that is how I understood he was pitching the idea.
As for Bass Pro Land...jeesh. Yeah, let's make weapons and ammunition more easily accessible and attractive! Sorry, but I don't hunt either. And,
you know, the thought of "Oh man, we gotta go to Memphis and stay at the Bass Pro Hotel" doesn't exactly thrill me.
If you want to make money on the Pyramid put a goddamned casino in there!! Put a huge one on Mud Island! Tunica isn't going to be out performed by Bass Pro land.