Archive for October, 2012

“Demalling”

October 5th, 2012 by Collin Canright | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized
I’ve been a fan of shopping malls since I went to the Marquette Mall in Michigan City, Ind., as a child, when malls were new and big and brash and, in Northwest Indiana, just plain ritzy looking. I gained an even greater appreciation of the nuances of mall theory when I read Joan Didion’s story “On the Mall” when it appeared in her 1979 collection The White Album. I am no longer a mall shopper and don’t particularly care for the mall experience anymore. From reading this article, it appears I am not alone.
The De-Malling of America: What’s Next for Hundreds of Outmoded Malls? – CoStar Group »

The widening gap between strong malls with rising sales and failing malls that are hemorrhaging retailers, sales dollars and foot traffic has led to dire forecasts by some analysts for the future of …