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When a Shopping Mall Becomes a Suburban Main Street

Easton Town Center near Columbus, Ohio, is styled after a small-town Main Street. But does it function as one for visitors?
Image: A mall styled after traditional Main Street
Lauren Klingel, 8, of Columbus, left, and her mother Kerri Klingel, right, take a break from shopping on a bench in front of the central park fountain at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Easton Town Center, opened in 1999, is a retail development with more than 180 retailers modeled after a traditional American main street.Noah Addis / for NBC News