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Gigantic Malls Bring Downtown To Suburbia, Chester Smolski Sep 1992

Gigantic Malls Bring Downtown To Suburbia, Chester Smolski

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"The recent opening of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., has probably received more publicity than any other shopping center in the nation. This behemoth of shopping malls is certainly something to experience, but the real question is whether this $650 million investment has a future."


The Fortune Cookie Was Right, Chester Smolski Aug 1992

The Fortune Cookie Was Right, Chester Smolski

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"It was a typical night in Room 203 at the Rhode Island State House in March. The Land Use Commission meeting was set up for 6 p.m. but the House of Representatives was still in session, so commission members from the House would be delayed. At 6?L:30, the meeting got under way."


Smaller Homes May Spark Recovery, Chester Smolski Jan 1992

Smaller Homes May Spark Recovery, Chester Smolski

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"On the surface, it looks good: The stock market has recently broken through the 3200 level, the Federal Reserve Board has cut the discount lending rate by half over the past year to a 27-year-low of 3.5 percent, the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage has reached an 18-year low, and the housing affordability index has reached its highest level in 17 years. So why is housing still in the doldrums?"