Dead Malls: What Are They?

The official wikipedia definition of a dead mall is “a shopping mall with a high vacancy rate or low consumer traffic level, or that is dated or deteriorating in manor”. But what really is a dead mall, and what is causing them to spring up all across the United States? Many shopping malls have started to be considered ‘dead’ once the larger department stores like Sears and Macy’s start to leave the establishments due to lack of business but there’s much more to the ‘death’ of a shopping center than…

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