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Evolving Mall Designs

NPR's Greg Allen reports that shopping mall developers are now taking a page from the open-air centers and homey main streets they once nearly put out of business. Malls are facing tough competition from big box retailers. So they're striving to create "quality of place" by opening up the roof, and adding coffee shops and outdoor benches.

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As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and environmental stories. He moved into this role in 2006, after four years as NPR's Midwest correspondent.