A post in CityLab obviously striving for blance elicits this as my comment:
Ok, unfortunately malls are not dead (yet). But America is hopelessly over-retailed, the middle class has seen any additional income in years, Millennials flock to cities and online shopping is growing. Would you invest in a yet bigger and more expensive model of what clearly has peaked? There seems to be a rule that things get even bigger and dumber before they get extinct (SUVs, McMansions, Slurpies, dinosaurs).
Klaus Philipsen FAIA
Here the post:
Shopping Malls Aren't Actually Dying
Photos of creepy, abandoned malls are eerie, but misleading. Most of America's malls are doing just fine.