The Campaign For DA

3.18.2015

The Death Of The American Mall


Hey, this doesn't mean Vista Ridge will be foreclosed upon or, even if it happens, that it will be shut down.  But this news is not positive.

CBS News reported last year that there had not been a new fully enclosed mall built in America since 2006.  That's amazing. And I'm not real sure I can explain it. There were signs over a decade ago about a mall going up in North Fort Worth around the 287/I-35 merge but it never happened. However, that area has exploded with almost every imaginable store -- they just aren't under one roof.

19 comments:

BagOfNothing.com said...

You are so good at breaking news of my current and former home towns than I am. It's pleasantly frustrating.

Anonymous said...

I would much rather go shopping in a town center style shopping area (like Southlake) or go to shopping strips than go to a traditional mall. The atmosphere is the worst. The smell is terrible.

My question is what do you do with an empty mall?

Anonymous said...

I use the internet provides all my needs. What's a Mall?

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt call this news.....Lets talk about how Obammy is a socialist libtard

Anonymous said...

Hey Nothing-----------

Sentence structure much?

Anonymous said...

Probably multiple factors. Sucky economy for too long and a biggy would be the internet. Lot's of shopping done on line nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Hell, it's been half empty for years.

Anonymous said...

I can explain one reason. People are getting to lazy to walk. Seriously, a large percentage of the younger generation wants to pull right up in front of a store and go in. It's even affecting Wall-mart. Why do you think Dollar stores are so popular. Wall-mart is now opening Express Stores to gain back business. The cold hard truth is that America is getting lazier as each year passes.

Anonymous said...

A mall is where kids annoy the hell out of you, large families of large women walk side by side so you can't get by their huge waddling asses, and black people start riots in movie theaters.

Anonymous said...

Racism Alert!!!

Anonymous said...

12:08 Or it could just be more convenient to pull up to a individual or smaller store to get the few things you came for without wading through a cesspool of degenerates.

Anonymous said...

12:18 --

You should be expelled from school and prevented from gaining employment for the rest of your life for talking about the behavior of minorities. Obviously, you're a white supremacist.

Baylor Too said...

I think the smaller strip shopping centers are alot cheaper to build, maintain, and then repurpose once the shopping center dies out. In other words, it is OVERHEAD cost.

Anonymous said...

People are gettin soo lazy I don't know how they even have the strength to suck of the teat of state assistance.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

All about overhead of traditional mall and the appeal of the "outdoor mall" to shoppers.

Anonymous said...

Terrorists and mass killers.

Anonymous said...

Malls? Meh!

Anonymous said...

There are plans to build the largest mall in the US in Miami-Dade County, FL.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article12605384.html

Anonymous said...

RidgeMartinez Mall on the west side of Fort Worth is not it used to be.