The thing is I, like many people who live in my building, have a pretty expendable income. We talk about wanting better retail and restaurant options downtown. Nordstrom Rack is not better retail but is another Rack store in the metro. We need/want new stores to enter the metro market, downtown. It can happen.
Yes, and last time I checked all the new rents downtown were 1,000+ for a one bedroom. People shopping at these bargain barrels clearly don't live downtown. Maybe if downtown was to not just ban plastic bags, but also ban cardboard signs... Triple Five Group showed success at handeling the BLM protests, selling naming rights and roadway rights to them and let them manage it as a private mall roadway.
At least that way Mall Of America would stop pirating downtown (St. Paul) tenants.