Skip to comments.Inside the abandoned shopping centers that were once a beacon of the American Dream
Posted on 04/10/2014 4:53:39 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
When they were built in the 1970s these two gleaming Ohio malls were symbols of the boom years in the U.S., and their wide walkways were filled with shoppers.
Now the verdant foliage that decorated them has died off and the fountains inside are dry as store after store deserted the out-of-town malls.
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The photographer sounds like a socialist retard
Years ago, I really enjoyed going to our malls. Nowadays, I find it much easier to order online.
Man I know the economy there is bad (I moved away in 82) but are you telling me the gangstas don’t even have enough dough for a hooptie to cruise to the mall? They gotta take public trans? How demeaning....
I work for a tech company. One of our execs recently spoke to us and said that last Christmas online sales were more than 30% of all sales. Apparently that was up a lot even from one year earlier but I was surprised that it was only 30%.
I almost never go to any stores other than the supermarket or the hardware store. I haven't bought a gift at a brick and mortar store in years.
The city of Westminster (Colorado) bought the Westminster mall and then raised it, They had a grand plan to build a low income community center, a light rail hub, and an outdoor mall.
It is still a grass field after the developer abandoned the city two years ago.
There were still businesses and attached major department stores.
The city paid 4 million plus dollars for an open field. Of course, the cost to develop it will be many times that. So I guess I shouldn’t complain. For now anyway.
Sung to the tune of GREEN ACRES....
Obama Acres is the place to be.
Mall shopping is the life for me.
Unemployment spreading out so far and wide.
Keep DC just give me some malls that died.
DC is where I’d rather stay.
Unemployment is as good as pay.
I just adore that broken glass view
Darling, I love you but give me some pigeon stew.
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You are my wife
Goodby middle class life!
Obama Acres we are there!
In Memphis one only needs a squad with a SAW to get in and out safely.
True, but chances are, some pressure group or Gov. lawyer made bus stops from the inner city to Mall MANDATORY. You know, do it or we’ll call you racist.
I was in one of the Memphis malls about 25 years ago. Nice place. So was Memphis, 25 years ago...
First off I don’t do malls but.......we have a large mall in town. They built a huge bus transfer stop in the parking lot of it. We have had 2 shootings in the mall now. Yeah, I don’t do malls.
We have one such mall in the Dayton area, absolutely destroyed by black youth who drove the white shoppers away. Another mall in the area is currently restricting the ours kids can enter without adult supervision. The nicest and newest has limited bus traffic around it’s perimeter.
Both malls became primary haunts of, yes, one particular Cleveland ethnic community. Rolling Acres Mall actually acquired a nickname which I will only quote here in part, “Strolling ... Mall”. I’m sure you can guess the missing word. The time a long frozen body of a parking lot murder victim showed up in a mountainous pile of shoveled snow in the mall’s parking lot was just one of many incidents that somehow put the rest of the community off patronizing the place.
Same thing happened in Toledo, where I was born and raised (now live in Michigan). We had quite a few beautiful malls- I loved going there as a teen, shopping with friends, going to movies. My neighborhood area was Southwyck Mall. All the Malls are now gone, demolished- The demise of the malls and especially Southwyck area (which was an upscale middle class area when I lived there) became ran over with thugs...Toledo is a big Union/Democrat city...like a mini Detroit...so sad to go back to my hometown and see the destruction of a once vibrant city.
How may cities that size can really afford to throw away 4 million bucks?
I wonder if there’s any copper wiring left in the whole place...
Going to Rolling Acres was a treat, and tossing a quarter into the fountain made the experience extra special. By the time I was in middle school people started calling it Strolling Afros. By high school, you just didn’t go there. It actually made me tear up to see those pictures, especially the one of the fountain. obama’s sons and daughters destroyed it,
Certainly not ours. We are assured that the costs were already covered. No mention of bonds or additional debt.
I didn’t help that they killed off possible revenues by closing the mall. The city ran the businesses off after they bought they bought the mall.
The city officials seemed to be very forthcoming and open about the whole thing.
Here is a link to the web site. Wow. I didn’t realize that they want to move downtown Westminster to the site. That is new.
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