Melvin Simon

As most readers of this site know, Melvin Simon--one of the founders of the nation's largest mall owner Simon Property Group--passed away Tuesday morning. There have been a few excellent obituaries written including ones by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

The Indianapolis Star also has quite a bit on Simon's life, death and how he shaped the city. For those in the retail real estate sector one piece in particular is worth checking out that looks at how he influenced the sector. There's also this nifty interactive graphic that charts the growth of the Simon mall empire from the 1960s to today.

In addition, the paper is live blogging the funeral right now.

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