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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Put bars in them bad fellas! A mall full of bars!
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.
...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.
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.
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
Same here. I haven’t been to a mall (I live between two fairly large malls) in years.
ROTFLMAO! You are talented!
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.
this is what democrats (socialism) do to a city and to malls
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.
Zombie paintball. Id clean up.
Yep! Rent would be a deal killer though.
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.
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.
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