Mall Committee

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It is no secret that the Livingston Mall has seen better days. Just prior to the pandemic, Sears announced that it would be closing; Lord and Taylor closed more recently. Malls in general have been hurt in the past decade by a growing increase in online shopping. Something needed to be done to support Livingston’s single largest taxpayer, which is why we were thrilled to hear, late last year, that a committee had been formed to discuss what could be done to support the mall.

Last week, the 16-person committee announced the fruits of its initial work, recommending that the Township Council designate the mall district as an area in need of redevelopment. This is all preliminary, with many more steps to take, but we think this is a fantastic idea.

 

 

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