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What does the future hold for American malls?

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If you’re a retailer looking for a mall with a good deal of leasable space, look no further than the DMM Future Retail story map, created by Esri and the Directory of Major Malls. The map ranks the 25 biggest specialty and urban mixed-use projects that will open in coming years by leasable space and includes information on the centers’ key anchors and other tenants.

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First on the list is the upcoming Konterra Town Center East in Laurel, Md., with 3 million square feet of leasable space and a scheduled opening date of 2014. The complex, with 2,200 acres, will include restaurants, fashion retailers, parks, office space and residential units.

And while the East Coast is well represented on the map, from Massachusetts and New Jersey to Virginia and North Carolina, shopping centers will be opening up all over the U.S. Malls on the DMM Future Retail map will also be found in Texas, Illinois, Colorado, California and Hawaii, among other places. The top five upcoming centers span across Maryland, New Jersey, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas.

According to the map, the most common tenants will be restaurants such as Starbucks, McDonald’s and Panera Bread, grocers such as Wegmans Food Markets, Whole Foods Market and Target, and pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS/pharmacy. Movie theaters, clothing retailers such as Anthropologie and outdoor-sports stores such as Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s also will appear at multiple locations on the map.