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"People are feeling the pinch," Montana mall manager says

We check in with Alana Ferko, manager of the Butte Plaza Mall, who tells us about vacancy rates and a few special guests.
"People are very good at patronizing, and I appreciate that. But it's not enough," says Alana Ferko of the Butte Plaza Mall's vacancies. "I mean, they're gonna put out the energy to come to the mall, we want it to be worth it." Above, a mall in Florida.
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In Butte, Montana, holiday shoppers "spent a lot, smiled a lot"

Jan 11, 2023
Mall manager Alana Ferko is coming off a strong holiday shopping season coupled with new business from a Hollywood production.
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US retail is hurting, and your mall is probably feeling it

May 16, 2017
Brick-and-mortar stores are plagued by closures and job loss post-election.
People walk through a nearly empty shopping mall in Waterbury, Connecticut. 
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Reactions to Trump from the Butte Plaza Mall

Nov 14, 2016
Butte voted for Hillary Clinton, but the rest of the state went for Trump.
Will consumers be in the mood to shop after the divisive election?
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