Since you are in Maryland, you may recall how Landover Mall went downhill and was eventually torn down. The politically incorrect, unspoken version of what happened, is that packs of feral youth scared off shoppers. The politically correct version is that the Lerner Company did not maintain adequate security, or work hard enough to keep upscale stores in the mall.
I am not currently in Maryland...thank God. I live in the great state of Texas. However, I have been on trips to the Kingdom of Maryland on a couple of occasions.
Yes, I remember that Landover Mall was like the badlands of post-apocalyse. So, I assiduously avoided passing by that contaminated landfill.
The same thing could eventually happen to Arundel Mills Mall, but they do have a small army of mall cops and frequent drive-bys by county law
enforcement keeping it mostly safe.
I loved Landover Mall when I was a kid. Yes, it was eventually overrun. Very sad. But then the Capital Centre was re-imagined as a mall/amusement atmosphere and I have not had a desire to visit it. Has anybody here visited that place?