Southdale's last original tenant, Ralph's moves into Richfield strip mall - Bring Me The News

Southdale's last original tenant, Ralph's moves into Richfield strip mall

The shoe shop's third-generation owner says he left the mall because he couldn't afford the two moves the mall was proposing as it makes way for a new food court.
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