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Inside the abandoned shopping centers that were once a beacon of the American Dream
The Daily Mail ^ | 4/10/14 | JESSICA JERREAT

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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To: dhs12345

OUCH....utopian planning!

Take Care

41 posted on 04/10/2014 7:34:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Put bars in them bad fellas! A mall full of bars!

42 posted on 04/10/2014 7:51:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Wiser now
The Dayton Mall is still going strong at last count.

The Salem Mall went down the tubes years ago.

Now a parking lot.

One of the busiest "malls" is the open air outlet center on the way to Xenia.

Always lots of people shopping.

Besides the obvious unstated reason, malls if they are located in the right part of town do alright.

But I have no explanation of why Tri-county (Cincinnati) Mall does well, but the much nicer Forest Fair Mall never quite cut the mustard.

It had much higher end stores, and was only a couple of miles from Tri-county.

43 posted on 04/10/2014 8:16:00 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: bicyclerepair

...I used to like going to the store or mall and buying stuff...”

My son’s birthday is coming up and I asked him what he wanted. Only thing on his list was 5 lbs. of center cut bacon. Told him I really hadn’t planned to spend that much money on him this year, but that’s what I bought. Stuff at the store or mall is just mostly junk now or poorly made and too expensive to boot.

44 posted on 04/10/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: workerbee

When malls were built, just like the big box stores, the residential property values fall. Eventually they become high crime areas and business falls off.

45 posted on 04/10/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: KoRn

The anchor stores were there to support the malls. Eventually they became dependent on the malls. That’s why Penney’s and Sears are in trouble.

Then factor in that these companies offer cheaper prices if you buy online. They’re competing with themselves and losing. ha

46 posted on 04/10/2014 8:30:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: MamaB

Same here. I haven’t been to a mall (I live between two fairly large malls) in years.

47 posted on 04/10/2014 8:30:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: blueunicorn6

ROTFLMAO! You are talented!

48 posted on 04/10/2014 8:38:48 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All

I’ve been saying it for several years. It’s not racist if it’s true. We all must remember that when we’re called racists.

49 posted on 04/10/2014 8:44:57 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: MinorityRepublican

this is what democrats (socialism) do to a city and to malls

50 posted on 04/10/2014 10:24:25 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: boop

Forest Fair is a destination location and very close to Forest Park which is home to a, uh, community. Yeah, thats it, its close to a community.

Tri County is located in more of a business, middle class area and its far too busy around there for it to fail.

Years ago, shortly after I moved to Cincy, my sister and her family came to visit. At the time I just had to take her to Forest Fair Mall, it really was an amazing mall. Years later, my wife and I were going there and there were plenty of mall hoodrats there talking foul, throwing insults and catcalls. We went and got what we went for and never returned.

51 posted on 04/10/2014 11:36:11 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Billthedrill

Zombie paintball. I’d clean up.

Yep! Rent would be a deal killer though.

52 posted on 04/11/2014 3:10:31 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: MinorityRepublican; Straight Vermonter
*shrugs* Malls are obsolete. Heck, almost all physical retail is obsolete. There's just no need for it with internet access.
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.
Me neither.
53 posted on 04/11/2014 3:38:13 AM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Exactly. “Someone else’s money.”
54 posted on 04/11/2014 8:04:44 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: MinorityRepublican

When I was a kid I could hardly wait for the Sears Christmas catalog and the J.C. Penny Christmas catalog with all their toys and seasonal items. I’d spend days pouring over them, planning on what I was going to ask Santa for. But eventually they did away with catalog shopping in favor of going to the malls. Fast forward to now and people like me, who do the overwhelming majority of their shopping on-line and who haven’t been to a mall more than two or three times in the past few years. So when you get right down to it, what is on-line shopping other than upgraded catalog shopping? So everything old is new again.

55 posted on 04/11/2014 8:13:07 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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