SUPER POTENZA: Company Buys Westfield

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The Westfield shopping-mall people annoy us. Every property they acquire has to become a "Westfield Shopping Town," which may work for some podunk palace of crap whose most notable feature is one of the only Chik-fil-A franchises in Northern California, but why would one feel the desire to brand a gilded monument to consumerism as elegant as San Francisco Centre with the declass "Shopping Town" moniker?


Thankfully, there is another Westfield, and they make sports cars that could be subtly referred to as "rather quick." Somewhat the inverse of a shopping town, in fact. And founder Chris Smith has just sold the marque to Potenza Sports Cars Ltd., which is a company we've never heard of. Will Bridgestone sue? I sure did like those RE090s on my Legend...


Westfield Sportscars sold to Potenza [AutoIndustry, UK]

Think Global, Drive Local: Westfield's Recycled Mazda Kit Car [Internal]

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That's odd, I thought owners of large pieces of retail property liked customers, at least all the developers I consult for do. Like Davey, I tend to loath westfield as malls they touch magically turn from gold to shit and I no longer frequent them. Apparently, if we can use Davey and I as an example, there's more then one of us that think this way (maybe 3?). And what does Australian have to do with Shopping Town, did you want to explicate that at all and give us some sort of social/cultural explanation why being Australian lends any credence to the Shopping Town monicker? Or just leave it at thumb biting?