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1 posted on 02/29/2012 6:46:55 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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One thing I have learned in this world is that there is constant change. Nothing stays the same.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 6:59:04 PM PST by Parley Baer
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Always a faithful friend when discussing shopping avenues of long ago:

http://deadmalls.com/

3 posted on 02/29/2012 7:02:07 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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because affluent shoppers were quicker than most consumers to bounce back from the recession

I would love to believe that this is the result of the American myth of getting ahead by working hard, but given the present prevelance of kleptomania grifting, I have to wonder if these are not bankers, recovery act funded contractors, and public "servants" all first in line to receive the benefits of Bernanke's largesse at taxpayer expense.

4 posted on 02/29/2012 7:02:28 PM PST by AndyJackson
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I was talking with a friend this past Sunday and he was saying he wished there were still good stores at the local Malls rather than them having a lot of empty spaces. Seems like he's figured out that he spends more on gas running to big box stores and special shops he's been using than when he paid a bit more at the Mall. I guess when gas is finally $5.00 a gallon people will start to weigh the price of the gas against the savings they get shopping the way they do now.

I can't afford anything but Walmart anyway, though, so it's not a major concern of mine. I do wish the Malls weren't all shot in this area though. When my kids were younger we could have a good time shopping around the mall and seeing a lot of stuff without buying much and it was an awful lot nicer than getting run over by fat folks in Wally World. We usually shopped one week night and then would actually buy something on Saturday in the afternoon when we did a followup trip and they thought it was a real treat to hang around and see the other kids their age, etc. It was a lot more social I guess. Now, though, everyone is typing with their thumbs and walking into one another anyway so the Mall probably wouldn't be the same either.

5 posted on 02/29/2012 7:04:46 PM PST by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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Another problem is that Malls have become gang hang outs.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 7:05:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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But we are told, the economy is rebounding.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 7:07:29 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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I remember when there was opposition to malls because they would hurt traditional main street businesses.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 7:25:42 PM PST by MNDude
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Edward J. DeBartolo is deeply saddened.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 7:42:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Letting the kids dictate the shopping venue’s atmosphere cuts out adults. “Hanging out” in a place that requires spending money is a call for trouble. And letting social rules be set by bored, unsupervised kids leads to violence.
I don’t go to malls but maybe once a year, but if I do, it’s an upscale one to buy their cheapest stuff. Because, unlike the “affordable” malls, they have security, don’t let the kids cause trouble, and no one ever jokes about how light the crowds are after a shooting.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 8:13:16 PM PST by tbw2
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Obviously what is needed is a program by the Obama administration to subsidize the under performing malls until they get back on their feet.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 8:17:57 PM PST by Robwin
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