When Mall Operators Merge

"Regardless of the outcome, the drama is illuminating the often uneasy balance of power between big landlords and the retailers that fill their malls."

Looking at this from Simon Property Group's perspective, they should be very worried about their upcoming business license challenges. We would recommend that they monitor their renters very closely, because they will assume (at least) partial responsibility every time one of the retailers that fills their malls gets caught without proper licenses.