retail news in context, analysis with attitude

•  KARE-TV News  reports that Minnesota-based grocery chain Kowalski's "plans to build stores in two metro-area malls, Southdale Center and Rosedale Center."  They are, the story notes, malls that happen to be "thriving" - in part because they're not just about retail anymore.  They're putting in apartments, a library, a fitness center - things that make it "hard not to think that they really want you to live there full time."