If Mason City Can Create Entertainment Center, So Can Rochester
It looks like Mason City, Iowa, is turning their downtown mall into an entertainment center...someplace for the entire family to have fun. Does this mean it might be possible to do the same thing with Shopko South in Rochester, Minnesota?
First, the most recent update...the guy that is going to build a hotel just bought the Southbridge Mall in Downtown Mason City...
Sure, they're starting small, but the plan is the kind of thing people in SE Minnesota have been saying Rochester should have for decades now.
They're Nothing Alike
I realize the two locations are vastly different in layout, size, etc. However, the idea is the same. Take a place that's sitting and turn it into a community asset. Rochester had a TON of great ideas for creating a community space in the old Shopko South building.
10 amazing ideas for what should go in the old Shopko South store
At the very least, it's exciting to think about, isn't it? Is there someplace else in Rochester you think could be redeveloped into something great for the Rochester Community?
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