Friday, July 07, 2017

Your Turn

Do you think malls will eventually die?

18 comments:

sandybrook said...

Strip mall no, big malls anchored by big chain stores possibly, depending on what those stores are.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Not as long as there's a food court and I've got Wolf Blitzer's credit card. Any working gals want to join me for orange chicken at Panda Express, topped off with a Cinnabon?

Phyllis Whitweed said...

I used to love them when I was younger. I haven't been to a mall in 7+yrs and no desire to go back. Blame Amazon.

Allison said...

God I hope so. I can only hope strip malls die too. Replace the malls with parks and replace the strip malls with boutiques and mom & pop restaurants.

HH314 said...

Nope because you can't strut your stuff online

Renshaw said...

Google image empty abandoned malls. Makes you wanna cry. It will be a slow death for brick and mortar big stores but the horse and buggy went away eventually. I can't think of a functional replacement though. Right now it looks like Target, Ross, and TJ Maxx are siphoning from the Nordstroms and Macy's. I go to malls and look at the smaller stores, empty, things over priced, people walking around like automatons, no shopping bags in sight. I always wonder how they can stay open. I just came across StichfIx.com, you have your own stylist, sort of. When Bezos finds out he'll buy them out.

Fairylights said...

I hope not, if you have an odd body type, like I do, there is no substitute for trying things on instead of on line shopping. Particularly when I need a formal for a singing gig.

just sayin\' said...

the working class people's malls yes; high-end malls in exclusive areas, no.

zerooptions said...

I hope not, we have one regular mall and one deserted ghost town mall.
I prefer strolling through the ghost town mall.

spiffypaws said...

yes I live near a high end mall; the only store that always looks busy is Apple and maybe Chipotle

Hortensia said...

Not Mall of America.

MaggieMcFierce said...

I was just thinking about this. Ordering online can be fun, and you can get online deals, but between shipping costs, and wait time, it's six of one, half dozen of the other between buying online vs. in a store. The both have upsides and downsides, which I think even each other out.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

I love Chipotle dear, but Five minutes after a Crispy Corn Taco with Red Chili Salsa, my bowels are moving like Secretariat.

Hot Col said...

Of cours not! Not as long as there's air conditioning in hot weathers

Shortie said...

I think most will and most malls in the city I live in feel mostly empty except one near me that has been redone and attracts a more diverse community. That mall is crowded and bustling.

Lisette said...

Not in Jersey.

Bird said...

The one that died in the town where I live is currently being resurrected. Sucks, because it's death spurred a revitalization of the downtown and it would be a huge shame if that went away.

shutupmeg said...

Yes...our local mall has been reamed of name-brand stores (american eagle, banana republic, gap, etc) with generic stores with cheap clothing... (rainbow, etc). Looks like a ghost town, or at least a thug convention. Random shootings etc. ....Can't have anything nice in this town!!! I would 70% rather try on clothes at the store vs. worry with shipping returns. I'd 100% chose not to go to a place that cant guanuntee my safety.
-Memphis