There's also no reason they can't accommodate them on-site. It would mean giving 1-2 floors over to it, but Best Buy can be urban if Target can.Luckily there's a circuit city building nearby in Somerville that would be great for a best buy. Only been empty for about 15 years.
Similar feelings here. It used to be a treat to go to the Galleria as a kid. Even though it was really any other mall on the inside, walking in was like going into a palace. I know post-modernism is considered gaudy and Disneyfied by most, but there's a pageantry to the style that will always be appealing to me. Well, that and unadulterated '90s nostalgia - you can almost hear the Windows 95 startup sound looking at a photo of the canal side of the mall.Wow! I completely missed this project. Back in undergrad I had an exhibit design internship at the Museum of Science. I would grab lunch at the Galeria every once in a while and would meet friends there after I got out a lot. While it was dated even back then it has a ceritian post-modern charm to it, like the Corner in DTX or the now demolished Worcester Galleria, than made me love it. Yeah it probably needs a lot of help to stay afloat but I can't help but feel a small pang of sadness that it is a goner. In the words of my favorite band, Phantom Planet, "I'm gonna miss the Galleria. It was the only place to go this side of town. Goodbye to the Galleria. I just heard today they are gonna tear it down."