Janss Marketplace shifts from selling goods to experiences

FUN ZONE—One of the new stores at the Janss Marketplace is the Mighty Axe, where residents can unwind with beer and safe ax throwing. The shopping center has refocused to activities and food. Courtesy of NewMark MerrillJanss Marketplace may be the oldest mall in Thousand Oaks, but it’s not quite the mall of yesteryear. Gone are Sears and Sizzler, replaced by Starbucks and a self-defense studio.
While shopping centers across the country find themselves with empty space as brick-and-mortar stores ...

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