I have to admit that this may only be fun for someone like me who finds the history of malls that I've visited as fascinating. Maybe it's part of my enjoyment of what's sometimes termed as "cultural exegesis." Maybe I'm just plain weird.
In any case, I recently stumbled over a website called DeadMalls.com. If a mall you know and appreciate is included in their stories, it's not a good sign. It seems that, for every mall that's terminally struggling or has been torn down, this site has an informed eulogy.
Do you know any malls on this list? I'm familiar with three:
-Memorial Mall in Sheboygan, WI
-Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids, IA
-Shipyards Shop Outlet in Wilmington, DE