CS News Online, September 2004
The local mall is no longer just a hangout for teens looking for a place to see and be seen. Malls today are bustling infrastructures of commerce, catering to young and old and every demographic in between. And like every other retail outlet in the country, that means convenience is becoming more of a priority.
Topeka, Kan.-based McColla Enterprises Ltd. founded the Street Corner franchise program, which operates small kiosks and in-line mall stores selling a variety of convenience offerings. Originally titled Street Corner News and launched into the public eye as one of the first newsstands to be invited to open in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., the company has experimented with a variety of formats and come to the realization that the mall-based c-store operation is the wave of the future.