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How shopping malls can survive Covid-19

A frank conversation between retailers and landlords is needed to settle on ways of making it easier for everyone to weather this crisis

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Cheesecake Factory, which has 294 stores throughout the US and Canada, said in a filing last week that it would not pay its April rent, and that it was in discussions with its landlords.

LAKESIDE shopping centre, located just outside of London, is a mecca of consumerism. It's situated in the county of Essex, which loves shopping so much that a reality TV show captures the exploits of its glamorous, bauble-buying residents.

But since last week, the mall has been open for...

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