You know what's been holding the Sharpstown Mall back? Its name.
Which actually is "Sharpstown Center," but no one we know calls it that. The almost-50-year-old mall has long hit hard times, with people convinced it's not safe, or has any shops worth visiting.
Now, PlazAmericas might seem an utterly silly name for a shopping mall, but you should have seen the alternatives:
- Gulfton Galleria
- SharpsTakeYourChances Mall
- (Before they told their consultants to dial it back a bit on the strange capitalization shit) ShArpStoWmaLl
- Shitstown Mall (Alternative: Shitstown Center)
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