Crestwood mall nearly empty of patrons as well as quality stores

I had the experience of holiday shopping last Saturday at the Westfield Shoppingtown Crestwood.

I was excited to find a great parking spot within 100 feet of the main entrance. But once inside, my mood quickly changed.

The mall was nearly empty of patrons as well as quality stores.

I found it very depressing.

Growing up in Crestwood and living here most of my life, I remember the holiday shopping days when the place was packed with people, festive modern stores, vibrant and alive.

I understand there are plans for redevelopment and a sale of the property.

The time has come to say goodbye to the old mall.

Crestwood needs a shot in the arm. Otherwise it, too, will become a dreary, sad place like the mall that bears its name.

T. McClard