November 13, 2008

Regency Mall pursuing year-round, indoor pool

Curt Pruitt, manager of Regency Mall, wrote us with an interesting response to the brewing controversy over whether kids will be able to continue splashing around in the Laurel Clark Fountain in Downtown Racine.
I'm still seeking an operator who is interested in taking the 27,500 square foot front-facing bankrupt Linens 'N' Things space to create a huge indoor (read - year-round!) water park. I'm totally unfamiliar with water park "requirements" and "needs," but would appreciate the opportunity to negotiate with someone who might agree that the Racine community would support such a facility.

Mayor Becker has turned me down as he's seeking much more acreage than I have available. Additionally, he's not interested in taking any of our parcels "off" the tax roles (understandable). Consequently, if there's an enterprising investor who would like to break new ground in a regional shopping mall, feel free to have them contact me.

Pete reported on this awhile back.


  1. Thats just what I'd love to see at the mall....people running around barefoot and half naked in their bathing suits.

  2. A swimming pool at the mall? Better stock up on extra chlorine.

  3. I think that would be cool! We need something since the city is shutting down the fountain downtown.

  4. Quite frankly, I do have the money to get something like this going, HOWEVER, because of a past incident involving Pruit and myself I would not consider doing business with this man. Hopefully in the future he will respond to complaints regarding mall property in a more professional manner and caring manner. Attitude is everything in this small city.

  5. Can't wait to see al the sexy girls!!!!!!

  6. Better yet now there is room for a FOOD COURT next to the pool!!!! After Steve & Barry's closes soon.

    Now you can eat lunch and watch the babes walking around in there G Strings in the middle of winter......Oh I love this country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!