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Malls Getting Mauled?

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deadmall_mmeisterThe idea that shopping malls—and brick and mortar retail establishments in general—are having a tough time due to the growth of online shopping is not particularly new. It’s getting tougher.

Last month in the Atlantic Cities blog, Jeff Jordan’s “Death of the American Shopping Mall” put up some updated numbers and charts to back up that thesis.

It’s true: America has too many malls, too much retail space in those malls, and vacancy rates are increasing. This is due in large part to stagnant consumer demand, but the major factor is the rise of e-commerce. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by William DiBenedetto

16 January, 2013 at 10:02 am

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