Post-Tribune (IN)

MALL MOGULS BULLISH ON NW INDIANA

CHART - PHOTO Shopping Center Managers - SOURCE: National Mall Monitor. (Post Tribune Graphic) Trammell Crow's 210,000-square-foot Merrillville Plaza will open by August. (Photo by Paul Christopher Sancya)

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Some of the nation's largest shopping center management companies are staking out turf in Northwest Indiana. And the nation's largest, Melvin Simon & Associates of Indianapolis, is betting Northwest Indiana is about to become a retail hub.

The players are among the 50 largest shopping center developers in the country:

Melvin Simon & Associates of Indianapolis, No. 1, with more than 66 million square feet, including Century Consumer Mall and Griffith Park Plaza.

Jacobs, Visconi & Jacobs Co. …

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