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  • Long-delayed American Dream mall is opening, but will shoppers come? [Meadlowlands NJ]

    10/25/2019 9:15:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2019 | Staff
    The American Dream entertainment and shopping complex is opening its doors to the public on Friday, more than two decades after it was first conceived. Back then, the iPhone didn't exist, Amazon was only selling books online and malls were where you went for all your shopping needs. Now, after endless fits and starts and billions of dollars spent, American Dream will become the second largest mall in the country, and third largest in North America. It will showcase 3 million square feet of leasable space dedicated to more than a dozen entertainment attractions like a 16-story indoor ski slope,...
  • Here's What Malls Looked Like Back in the '50s

    10/23/2019 9:10:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 11, 2019 | Arricca Elin Sansone, Good Housekeeping
    Shopping malls have always been a hangout for bored teenagers or families looking for something to do on a rainy day. They've probably also been around a lot longer than you might think. Long before Americans made malls their own, residents of ancient Rome met in the marketplace to buy goods and catch up on the latest gossip. In Victorian times, arcades with covered walkways became the precursors to today's malls. With the rise of the suburbs and automobile culture in the mid-20th century, what's generally accepted as the first enclosed mall in the country opened near Minneapolis in 1956....
  • More people did something (to a white guy) in Omar's Minnesota

    09/14/2019 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Veto! · 88 replies
    Twitter ^ | Ian Miles Cheong
    So, what did these guys do? - Robbed him of his phone - Stripped him naked - Punched, kicked him - Spat on him - Bodyslammed him - Jumped on his chest - Whipped him with a belt - Rode over him with a bicycle - Threw garbage at him Sounds like just another day in Minnesota.
  • The Mall Meltdown Continues

    06/03/2019 7:23:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 132 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 3, 2019 7:00 a.m. ET | By Elizabeth Winkler
    Mall-based retailers reported dismal earnings last week, reminding investors of the sector’s fundamental problems Retailers’ earnings season has gone from bad to worse. The bleeding intensified last week, with shares of Abercrombie & Fitch plummeting 26% on Wednesday, the biggest percentage decline since the company went public. PVH Corp., owner of brands including Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfilger, and Calvin Klein, dropped 10% that day, too. On Thursday, women’s wear chain J.Jill was down a jaw-dropping 53% and on Friday, Gap Inc. slid 9%. It is hard to miss what all of these retailers have in common: They are mall-based. While...
  • Mall of America incident: Man charged after child possibly pushed from 3rd floor

    04/12/2019 2:42:45 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 55 replies
    ABC13 Eyewitness News ^ | April 12, 2019 | Staff
    A man has been charged after police allege he critically injured a child at the Mall of America on Friday. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, has been charged with attempted homicide in relation to the incident, according to police in Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • Dubai unveils plans for $2 billion tech-driven mega mall (Largest in the world)

    08/14/2018 9:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | August 12, 2018 | Selina Julien
    Plans for a sprawling "high-tech-meets-retail" metropolis have been unveiled in Dubai. The mega mall will be the largest leasable retail space in the world, spanning over 100 soccer fields in size. Called Dubai Square, the $2 billion project in the Dubai Creek Harbour development will boast over 8 million square feet of retail space -- more than twice the size of Dubai Mall -- and will also be home to the Middle East's largest Chinatown. Designed as a destination outright, the ground floor will host celebrity performances, concerts and theater shows in a futuristic entertainment arena with 3D projection mapping,...
  • Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls

    05/22/2018 9:41:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | April 2, 2014 | Matt Stopera
    Dead malls are popping up all over the states, particularly in the Midwest, where economic decline has sped up the "going out of business" process. This map, put together by a Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group, shows that well. As Americans are faced with multiple shopping options and more stores are leaving malls, it should be interesting to see if malls and mall culture will survive. What you are about to see is what happens when malls are abandoned. It's apocalyptic and really, really creepy....
  • A Farewell to Carson's, and the Assignment of Blame

    04/20/2018 6:13:02 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 67 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    For over a century, Chicagoans grew up with a signature memory: special days downtown, shopping at Marshall Field’s and Carson’s, the great rival retail giants down the block from each other on State Street. (shown here: Carson's longtime downtown landmark by Louis Sullivan, sold off years ago). Smaller stores came and went, but Field’s and Carson’s were the giants, the dominant figures in Midwestern retail for generations. Macy’s bought out the struggling Field’s chain over a decade ago and cremated the brand name while keeping the stores. Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. wasn’t so lucky; its current holding company, Bon-Ton,...
  • Minimum wage hikes sending restaurants the way of the shopping mall?

    01/15/2018 11:31:47 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2018 January 15 | Brittany De Lea
    Eighteen states raised their minimum wages at the start of 2018, but increasing labor costs are strangling the dining industry so much that restaurants could soon face the same fate as shopping malls. "I think you're going to see thousands of restaurants close their doors," Willie Degel, "Restaurant Stakeout" host and CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, told FOX Business. "Fine dining is going to go by the wayside." The downward cycle seems daunting to Degel and other industry insiders. As costs rise, only so much of the burden can be passed along to consumers in the form of price hikes...
  • 'Not dead, just changing': What the future holds for the American mall

    08/13/2017 10:16:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    RetailDIVE ^ | May 3, 2017 | Lara Ewen
    If the mall killed Main Street, then this must be Main Street’s moment for schadenfreude. Real Estate Investment Trust stocks have dropped 18% in the past year, Bloomberg recently reported, and while mall executives would prefer to see the current decline as a transformative period rather than a death knell, that may be wishful thinking. Not all malls are created equal, of course. A-class malls are thriving, due to a premier selection of retail and restaurant tenants that successfully target the affluent communities they serve. However, B and C-class malls are struggling to find customers and keep tenants, as anchor...
  • Women's apparel retailer Limited Stores files for bankruptcy

    01/17/2017 2:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2017 | Arathy S. Nair and Tom Hals
    U.S. women's apparel chain The Limited filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after closing all 250 stores, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to fall victim to changing tastes and online competitors. The retailer that began as a single store more than 50 years ago blamed declining mall traffic, falling sales, expensive leases and the shift toward online shopping. Retailers filing for bankruptcy in the past year include Aeropostale Inc (AROPQ.PK), Pacific Sunwear of California Inc (PSUN.MU), Sports Authority, Vestis Retail Group and American Apparel. In addition, department store chains such as Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) and Macy's Inc (M.N)...
  • Fights, Disturbances and Chaos Break Out at Malls Across the United States

    12/28/2016 11:05:33 AM PST · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | 27 December 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    A series of apparently unconnected fights and disturbances broke out at malls across the country the day after Christmas, leaving shoppers desperate for an exit and authorities struggling to wrangle unruly crowds. Several arrests and multiple injuries were reported — including an assault on an officer — and authorities and witnesses described panic-stricken scenes from Aurora, Colo. to East Garden City, N.Y.
  • Fights break out at Patrick Henry Mall [Newport News, VA] [ed]

    12/28/2016 6:21:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    WVEC 13 News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Staff
    Police are investigating a series of fights that broke out at Patrick Henry Mall on the day after Christmas. Emergency crews were called to the mall just before 6:30 p.m. when a fight occurred in the food court. Officers called for assistance from other on-duty units due to the fight. As those on-duty officers arrived, they found another disturbance in the parking lot, as well as a third incident happening again in the food court.
  • Mall mayhem: Fights break out across the US

    12/28/2016 1:20:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | December 27, 2016 | Sara Sidner, Azadeh Ansari and Max Blau
    Massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas. Some of the mayhem was captured on social media. The chaos prevented some shoppers from grabbing clothes off clearance racks and returning gifts. The mall incidents, which ranged from minor melees to mass evacuations, occurred from Colorado to Tennessee and Texas to New Jersey. Police in some cities are investigating the role social media may have played in organizing the disturbances. The motive behind the mall brawls is not yet known. Here's what happened...
  • 8 malls across America evacuated and closed down right now due to fights.

    12/26/2016 7:21:47 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 104 replies
    9News.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | vanity
    Source given is just one example. All reports can be found at BreakingNews.com. Things are getting our out of control. Aurora, Colorado mall closed until Wednesday morning.
  • Melee at Connecticut shopping mall leads to several arrests

    12/27/2016 5:20:57 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    News Times ^ | 27 Dec 16 | Staff
    <p>MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — State and local police have responded to a melee at a Connecticut shopping mall and arrested several people.</p> <p>Authorities say fights broke out Monday evening at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills mall in Manchester. There were no immediate reports of any serious injuries.</p>
  • Unmerry Christmas: Mass Brawls Break Out Across America's Malls

    12/25/2016 9:29:02 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-25-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 25, 2016 During this season of joy and celebration, it appears not everyone is full of Christmas spirit. Last minute holiday shoppers have been filmed brawling with each other in New Jersey, Alabama, and Georgia shopping malls ahead of the holidays. As The Daily Mail captures on video, a fight broke out at Jersey City's Newport Center Mall on Friday night when two people started punching each other in the middle of a huge crowd. As onlookers gathered around while several people hit each other, a separate fight broke out off to the side. Multiple security guards tried...
  • Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

    09/30/2016 7:38:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 30, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK (AP) — More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time. Mall executives say shoppers have been adamantly opposed to airport security tactics like metal detectors. So they're trying other things, and increasingly using mass notifications that let them send text and email alerts to tenants within seconds in case of a crisis.
  • Mall Mayhem: Over 1,000 Teens Shut Down Kentucky Mall

    12/28/2015 8:24:43 AM PST · by traumer · 87 replies
    A mall in Louisville, Kentucky, reopened this morning after over 1,000 teens loitering, fighting and refusing to leave businesses forced the shopping center to shut down Saturday night, police said. Around 7 p.m., police started to receive disturbance calls from the Mall St. Mathews regarding "juveniles who were loitering, refusing to leave businesses, fights, those kinds of things," St. Matthews Police spokesman Dennis McDonald told ABC News today. McDonald said the department always stations an extra police presence at the mall during the holidays, and there were six officers at the mall Saturday assigned to help mall security. "As they...
  • America's Newest Christmas Tradition: Black Mob Violence at Malls

    12/28/2015 8:07:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 76 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Dec. 28, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    American has a new Christmas tradition: Black mob violence at malls. In the days before, during, and after Christmas, 15 malls reported large-scale episodes of rioting, shooting, looting, rampaging, fighting, throwing rocks at police, damaging cars and more. Two black people died. A survey of the mayhem from around the country. In Louisville, 2000 black people "rioted" at the Mall St. Matthews. In addition, shoppers report several gunshots. "Riots unfolded at Mall St. Matthews today," reported WHAS TV news of the day after Christmas mob action. "That violence, beginning around 7, forcing mall officials to close early. It actually spread...