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  • 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 ó including an assault on an officer ó 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) ó 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) ó More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes ó 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...
  • Simon Malls president: SouthPark glacier ‚Äėwas a mistake‚Äô (Another glacier for tree "swap")

    11/08/2015 4:44:17 PM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/8/15 | Katie Peralta
    SouthPark mall made a mistake when it chose to replace its traditional Christmas tree with a faux glacier, the company‚Äôs president said Sunday, and the controversial display will be removed sometime Monday. ‚ÄúIt was a mistake, and we had to correct,‚ÄĚ Simon Mall President David Contis said Sunday. ‚ÄúIf we lose money, so be it.‚ÄĚ Indianapolis-based Simon Malls owns SouthPark as well as Charlotte Premium Outlets and Concord Mills. SouthPark Mall shoppers did not take kindly to the mall replacing its traditional Christmas tree with the controversial glacier as part of its Santa display, so the shopping center announced this...
  • American retail as we know it is dying ó and now these industries are taking over

    06/21/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/21/2015 | AShley Lutz
    Big apparel brands are grappling with shoppers who increasingly want deeply discounted clothes over classic logos and status. Gap is closing one-quarter of its stores and laying off hundreds of workers after disappointing sales. J. Crew just fired 10% of the workers at its corporate headquarters as sales and profits continue to plunge. The teen-apparel market is also struggling as a whole, with big-name players like Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale closing stores. Sears, Macy's, and JCPenney have also shuttered hundreds of store locations in recent years. More than two dozen malls have shut down in the last four years...
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • DHS hides crucial fact on 'terrorist influx' Mall attackers recruited from 1 state in particular

    02/23/2015 10:11:59 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Al-Shabab terrorist on propaganda video seeking to inspire lone-wolf attacks on malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota. Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson warned that a Somalia-based terrorist group is encouraging ďindependent actorsĒ to carry out attacks in Western countries, with the Mall of America in Minnesota among the specific targets, but he failed to mention that the U.S. continues to import hundreds of high-risk Islamic refugees from Somalia every month. The U.S. State Departmentís refugee-resettlement program has placed more than 100,000 Somalis into U.S cities and towns since the early 1990s Ė all of them Muslims hand-selected...
  • ...the FBI has been staging mock attacks in US malls for nearly two years to test readiness

    02/23/2015 4:36:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/15
    Amid Al-Shabaab terror threats officials reveal the FBI has been staging mock attacks in US malls for nearly two years to test readiness After a recent terror threat on an American mall, an official has revealed that the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation has been staging mock attacks in U.S. shopping centers for nearly two years to test their readiness. The secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently warned shoppers at Minnesota's Mall of America to remain vigilant after a new terrorist video from Al-Shabaab -- An Al-Qaeda-linked militant group out of Somalia -- threatened an attack on the...
  • Forget The Terrorists: Malls Already Under Attack from Black Mob Violence

    02/23/2015 6:19:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Forget ISIS and its threat to terrorize American malls. Dozens of shopping areas are already under attack. Since the Christmas season, at least 25 malls around the country have experienced black mob violence, many connected to movie theaters. With much of the mayhem captured on video. With many of the malls turning into No Go Zones because of the regular racial violence and the muted response to it. Letís list these attacks, starting with the latest and working back. Follow along on the video, if you like. The first three are from Valentineís Day: At Pittsfield Township, near Ann Arbor,...
  • Somali Terrorist Group Targets Western Shopping Malls In Call For Lone Wolf Attacks

    02/22/2015 5:59:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    IBT ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Angelo Young
    Somali Terrorist Group Targets Western Shopping Malls In Call For Lone Wolf Attacks By Angelo Young The al Qaeda branch in Somalia released a video Saturday celebrating the September 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 60 people in a four-day siege. In the 66-minute video, unleashed on Twitter in both English and Arabic, al-Shabab called for attacks on specific targets in the U.S., Canada and Britain. ďIf just a handful of mujahedeen [militant jihadists] fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week, just imagine what the dedicated mujahedeen could do...
  • Monroeville Mall requiring adult escorts for teens in response to violence

    02/09/2015 9:32:58 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 35 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 9 February 2015 | Matthew Santoni, Jason Cato and Braden Ashe
    Responding to a mall-wide brawl in December and a triple shooting in a Macy's department store Saturday night, officials at Monroeville Mall say teens visiting on weekend nights soon will need to be accompanied by an adult. Monroeville Mayor Gregory Erosenko said he will reopen a police substation inside the mall that had been closed for a couple of years. ďWe aren't going to tolerate this at all,Ē Erosenko said. But District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala said officials have long known trouble was on the way. A consultant hired by the District Attorney's Office urged mall officials to upgrade security...
  • The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls

    01/05/2015 7:45:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 3, 2015 | Nelson D. Schwartz
    Inside the gleaming mall here on the Sunday before Christmas, just one thing was missing: shoppers. The upbeat music of ďJingle Bell RockĒ bounced off the tiles, and the smell of teriyaki chicken drifted from the food court, but only a handful of stores were open at the sprawling enclosed shopping center. A few visitors walked down the long hallways and peered through locked metal gates into vacant spaces once home to retailers like H&M, Wet Seal and Kay Jewelers.
  • [Indianapolis] Shots fired outside AMC at Castleton Square Mall

    01/03/2015 6:05:52 PM PST · by Azeem · 57 replies
    WTHR ^ | : January 3, 2015 | WTHR Channel 13
    INDIANAPOLIS - Castleton Square Mall closed early Saturday after a fight broke out inside, reportedly involving hundreds of people. Some witnesses reported hearing someone had a gun, but no one has been able to tell police they actually saw one, according to Ofc. Chris Wilburn. Shots were later fired in front of the AMC movie theater, but no one was hit. Large crowds began gathering outside the mall after the fight and shooting. Police quickly started dispersing those gathered. Police initially told WTHR.com that the mall had closed down for the night as a precaution after the brawl, and Eyewitness...