Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Daily Mall Reader

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Time Magazine
Monday, Oct. 20, 1980

Melancholy Mall
Shopping center slowdown

Suburban shopping malls long ago replaced Main Street as America's marketplace and Saturday hangout. Their covered walkways and shiny stores have provided both merchants and shoppers with what seemed an ideal environment. For more than 30 years they popped up along highways and in cornfields almost as fast as developers could build them.

No longer. This year, only about nine major regional centers are expected to open, compared with more than 20 in 1978. Says Albert Sussman, executive vice president of the International Council of Shopping Centers: "There has been a real slowdown. We have been running out of markets for development of new centers."

Read the full article here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how they were complaining about fewer malls opening 26 years ago too. I guess the more things change...

Thu Oct 26, 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger Cora said...

If Copley Place in Boston is the mall I think it is (big place near the Christian Science Temple?), then I found it rather bland and boring when I visited the place approx. eight years ago.

Faneuil Hall was nice, though. A bit reminiscent of London's Covent Garden market.

Thu Oct 26, 07:08:00 PM  

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