A tale of two malls: Savannah flourishes while Hilton Head falters

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There's curious timing in a pair of reports.

Out of Savannah, WSAV has a video report about how three years after the bottom fell out of the retail market, Oglethorpe Mall is boasting of good times; however, on the same day, The Island Packet has published a report that the already-too-sparse-feeling mall at Shelter Cove on Hilton Head is losing three more stores.

Who's up this time? The paper says Williams-Sonoma, Coldwater Creek, and the Shoe Dept. 

It is, of course, the latest turn in the financially beleaguered mall that had seen a bit of a boost while the Tanger Outlets One store was rebuilt in Bluffton