"They're going to be looking to invest a large amount of money...they want to bring it back to life and that's huge...I think every city needs to have a good mall...I want to see people employed."
Moose Jaw mayor Fraser Tolmie is talking about the promise of a newly re-furbished Town 'n Country Mall. The mayor is telling us the new owners of the mall want to make it better, attract more tenants and more shoppers.
It's promising. We have some really great stores in that mall but they need company. They need more traffic.
Many of us remember when that mall first opened and how exciting it was. The place was packed - full of people, local people, with new stores and new products. Many of us also remember the ensuing decline of downtown Moose Jaw over the course of the next 15 years.
More stores, more business, more jobs...it's all good. Isn't it?