Perhaps the most divisive proposal in recent years was the construction in 2004 of a Lowe's home supply store to anchor the mall.
Weiss said that the lengthy process, which dragged on for four years, led some potential tenants to find business elsewhere.
The Spotlight will investigate how those types of controversies shaped the mall's future.
The five-part series will run weekly and feature a number of local voices, including Colonie historian Kevin Franklin, as well as mall patrons and past and present owners.
We will also look at the changes in design and layout of the mall over the years.
Although Allen did not go into detail about his plans for the mall, The Spotlight will continue to follow the story.
The first article in the series, slated for Wednesday, Jan. 27, will take a look at the history of the mall from the time it was constructed until Weiss converted it to the closed-air mall it is today.
Check online at www.spotlightnews.com and see upcoming issues to follow the path of Latham Circle Mall. ""