Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This Week's Patch.com Cartoon
I had to draw a number of cartoons about Tax Incremental Financing districts when I drew for The Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee, and now I have been called on to revisit the subject for the Greendale, Wisconsin edition of Patch.com. Patch.com is an AOL venture into local news; the first of its Wisconsin editions went live this week.
Here's the link to Viviana Buzo's story. For further background, Southridge dates back to the 1970's, and was a big deal for Milwaukee, suburbs and exurbs at the time. But that was before every Tomville, Dicktown and Harrisburg got its very own megamall. Then, Boston Store parent company Bon-Ton bought out Younkers and closed Southridge's thus redundant anchor, and Southridge has not been able to attract a new anchor store to replace it.
And now I see that Viviana has tweeted that M&I (formerly Marshall & Isley) Bank will close its Southridge Mall location, creating yet another empty space.
Still, it's in better shape than the second kid in line, the 1980's vintage Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Milwaukee.