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Yu and J’s in the Miller Hill Mall — already gone?

I loved Yu and J’s Grilled Subs in the Miller Hill Mall. I loved that is was independently owned. I loved the tang of the bulgogi sauce (and wish we had more Asian alternatives in Duluth.)

but the lights are out …  I hope those tasty recipes will appear in a summer festival cart or a food truck or some other wonderful venue. Please let me know.

And in the meantime — is the loss of shops cyclical, always a summer changeover? Or is the loss of Younkers, the shortened hours of Sears, and other turnover a sign of a need for a new mall vision?

All of these ideas presume that the way to save the mall is to push the shoppers next to the shopping, which is to say: it remakes the mall as part of the cityscape, instead of the escape from the city.

That said, I do think that a view of the creek would be cool, too.  Not quite as cool as a view of the lake, but cool.

Are there other ideas?

2 Comments

TimK

about 1 year ago

I am not convinced that Miller Hill Mall needs to be saved.

David Beard

about 1 year ago

I get that.  I would, likely, let the mall burn if we could keep the big box bookseller.  

I value the indies, to be sure, for the book culture they cultivate, but I am convinced that the publishing world will be irreparably harmed with the loss of BN, and I would lose a place to consume coffee while reading recent purchases.

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