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Latest letters from Citrus Heights Sentinel readers offer suggestions and ideas for redeveloping Sunrise Mall, following news that the city is pursuing a General Plan amendment to guide future development activity in the mall area.
This is what would draw shoppers back to Sunrise Mall
[RE: City drops proposed 45-day ban on development at Sunrise Mall; May 26th]As malls seem to be emptying out and losing businesses across our nation, it seems pretty easy to me that those properly located malls, as the Sunrise Mall is, need to be more than just shopping. They need to be destinations where people want to spend a portion of their day being entertained.
So with that in mind, here are a few things that I believe would draw money paying people back into the Sunrise Mall. Indoor water park (Sears), 14 screen movie theater (maybe in the women’s Macy’s when they close, like they did with the old Mervyn’s in Roseville), art galleries, live theatre, restaurants (not a food court), indoor park, ice rink, a tram from north to south inside, and bars. There are so many things that could be brought to the table to consider.
-Douglas L. Eatough, Citrus Heights
Sunrise Mall redevelopment should look to Madrid, Spain
Regarding the development of Sunrise Mall, I wish they would consider the type of building I have lived in in Madrid. The building had six floors of large apartments, two apartments to an elevator. The ground floor had the building manager’s apartment and several businesses.
There was a food store, a liquor store, a bakery., etc. It worked well because everything you needed was close and similar buildings close by had businesses too. Parking was underground. The apartments had beautiful views and felt very safe and well maintained with the manager on site. Just an idea.
–Clara McCoy, Citrus Heights
Sunrise Mall should learn from the Roseville Galleria
Make it just like the Galleria or the Folsom Palladio. Most of us drive right by the mall to go shop, go to the movies and eat in the Galleria or Palladio area. If you build it, people will come!
–Dominick Adorno, Fair Oaks
Here’s what Sunrise Mall could use
An outdoor amphitheater, which can also be used for previously run tennis tournaments. Updated movie theater. Use the Sears building for indoor mini-golf, arcade, laser tag, play area for 4 years and under, climbing jungle gym with tree house and slide, adult room with pool tables, darts and ping pong, hip restaurants.
–Bridget Zschokke, Citrus Heights
Also on The Sentinel: Guest Opinion: Sunrise Mall doesn’t have to die.
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