1. Springfield's Eastfield Mall looks to future as an 'internet resistant' community-within-a-community

    Springfield's Eastfield Mall looks to future as an 'internet resistant' community-within-a-community

     Mountain Development Corp., owner of the Eastfield Mall, wants Eastfield Commons, the $200 million, open-air, mixed use development it plans for the site, to be unique, convenient and trendy. But Mountain needs it to be, in the words of Chuck Breidenbach, managing director for MDC Retail Properties Group, "internet resistant." "It's a problem everybody in brick-and-mortar retail is facing," Breidenbach said in a phone interview with The Republican on Tuesday. "We have a vision to make this into a large mixed-use site. We feel it is the best use for the location.

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    1. It's a problem everybody in brick-and-mortar retail is facing.
    2. We can build a community within a community.
    3. We want it to have a special feel and not be like every place else around the country.
    4. Think of it as a village. A small village with places to live, work and shop.
    5. A lot of this hinges on the Sears property.
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