A Connecticut mall that opened in 2009 is a tourist destination and not a “touristic destination,” according to a new report from The Associated Press.
A new report by the AP and other news organizations says the mall has seen a “mall exodus” since it opened and that many shoppers have become frustrated with the mall’s “poor” parking lot and lack of amenities.
The mall was created in the early 1980s by mall owner David Smith and is the second-oldest mall in Connecticut, with a previous incarnation opening in 1960.
It is a popular destination for tourists, with hundreds of thousands of people a year visiting the mall in both its shopping and entertainment sections, according to the AP.
Smith says the new mall will provide more space for shoppers and better amenities, and it will be the third-oldst mall in the state, joining the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Associated News reported that the mall also faces a number of legal challenges, including the state’s attempt to bar it from using a section of the interstate highway system.
The AP also said the mall faces potential legal challenges because of its location in a city, which could create a conflict of interest, which the mall says it does not have.
But the AP said there are also challenges to the mall, including parking issues, poor signage and an inconsistent management system.
Smith has said the decision to open the mall was based on the financial situation in the mall.
But some critics say the mall is not a tourist attraction, and there is no indication that the city of Smith Haven, Connecticut, plans to take it down, or that Smith Haven officials have any intention of changing its parking regulations.
The city of Springfield, Connecticut has also been under fire over the past several months for not doing enough to improve the parking situation at the mall that was established at the site of the old Springfield Mall in the 1950s.