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Subject: Are Malls dying?

Written By: Yo! on 11/21/05 at 12:36 am

Back in the 80s malls were considered the bizz, today it's like ehhhh.... it's just the mall.

Are they actually less visited now than in the eighties (or even than in the nineties)?

Subject: Re: Are Malls dying?

Written By: Cafe80s on 11/21/05 at 11:31 am


Back in the 80s malls were considered the bizz, today it's like ehhhh.... it's just the mall.

Are they actually less visited now than in the eighties (or even than in the nineties)?

No, but it's definitly changed, lots of healthy places to eat & over here in Australia we have Boost Juice Bars where they squeeze the juice from fresh fruit in front of you. Also lots of new poofy boutique stores with poofy names that sell really poofy clothing that looks like it came from a catwalk in Paris or Milan. Overall though it's still a big hangout place for teens & probably more so now than in the 80s. When i go to buy something i still see lots of teens just hangin around. Also my Shopping Mall was bought out by Westfield & expanded into a enormous shopping mall, one of the biggest in the state. Westfield has shopping malls all over the country now, i think every shopping mall in Australia is owned by Westfield & there's one in just about every suburb, so it's definitly still big business, at least it is in Australia.

Subject: Re: Are Malls dying?

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 11/21/05 at 12:29 pm

I don't think it's changed.

"like, ohmygod, let's go hang out at the mall!!"


That was the deal in 1985, and I don't see much difference in 2005.

Subject: Re: Are Malls dying?

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 11/21/05 at 1:53 pm

I've noticed that the more upscale, outdoor-style malls are becoming more and more popular. I've seen quite a few of the outdoor malls spring up over the past several years, but not one enclosed mall has been built in my area of the country.

Subject: Re: Are Malls dying?

Written By: Carl on 11/21/05 at 3:21 pm

1985- yes, back when 'Oh my god' was one word!

:D LMAO!

Subject: Re: Are Malls dying?

Written By: Loven1 on 11/21/05 at 6:15 pm

I'd have to say yes here in North Carolina.

All of our malls look run down and have closed stores left and right. (Thanks to Wal Mart)

Kids don't hang around them as much either.

Subject: Re: Are Malls dying?

Written By: gameguy1957 on 11/21/05 at 7:20 pm

We used to have two malls here in town and both had their own unique flavor. They also both had food courts, arcades, movie theaters, etc. Now one is just a collection of big box stores like Best Buy and Sam's club. The other has several closed shops in it. It also no longer has a food court. The arcade has a handfull of video games and the remaining space is filled with the kiddie games that dispense tickes.

Something else I've noticed is that malls in different cites used to have different types of shops. Now, they all have the same brand name stores. I used to look forward to going to malls in other cities just to see the shops they had in them. Last time I went the the Riverwalk in New Orleans, it had the same thing as Underground Atlanta, which have the same shops as the surviving mall here in town.

-JM

Subject: Re: Are Malls dying?

Written By: GREEN67 on 11/22/05 at 8:49 am


I've noticed that the more upscale, outdoor-style malls are becoming more and more popular. I've seen quite a few of the outdoor malls spring up over the past several years, but not one enclosed mall has been built in my area of the country.
  You are sooo right...where I live the mall I used to Hang at has been torn down..actually 2 of them..now...3 miles from here there is a NEW outdoor mall ...totally upscale and WWAAYYY outta my league...cant even afford to LOOK at it...lol...so sad tho...I really miss the REAL malls...especially the Arcades :\'(

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