The long-awaited opening of the shops at Block 37 has begun. Zara, Puma, Godiva and a few others have opened, but the mall was nearly barren of retail traffic when I visited at around noon the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. And the common areas seemed a bland sensory deprivation chamber calculated to drive visitors (if any appear) into the shops.
In part 2 of the video I wonder whether Block 37 will escape what seems to me to be the fate of every other multi-level indoor mall in the city: retail fail.
I left thinking: Bleak 37.