Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Daily Mall Reader

A daily dose of mall-related reading...

When the Muzak Died
At the Galleria mall, where Nick Cage
once got the girl, it's closeout time

TIME Magazine - March 15, 1999

(Excerpt) The escalators where Julie dumped Tommy in Valley Girl were nearly empty the other day. Tommy himself has probably never been back after the way Julie dumped him for Nicolas Cage: "It's like, I'm totally not in love with you anymore."

Three flights up at the Galleria mall in Sherman Oaks, Calif., where Sean Penn played a surf dude whose diet consisted entirely of junk food and dope in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the food court was dead. You almost wished Spicoli, the crazy pothead, would show up, and scrounge a few burgers.

Read the full article here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old Sherman Oaks galleria. If it would have added a Nordstrom and kept the Robinsons-May in one store, it could have survived. Maybe even getting rid of the third level and making it into the food court and expanded theatres.

Its just not the same anymore.

Wed Nov 08, 07:30:00 PM  

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