In the more affluant areas, the malls are doing just fine. But alas, one day they too will go as those same riff raff move in.
We also have a new type of new mall, all the shops open to the sidewalk. There is no walking inside store to store. This I have to assume is to keep shop lifting down, no place to hide. I like this mall.
But even the nice malls are moving more toward an open "village" feel like "Firewheel Town Center"