Genius in a Bottle
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Genius in a Bottle

Death of the American Shopping Mall

A nostalgic trip down the halls of malls

Death of the American Shopping Mall. A nostalgic trip down the halls of malls.
Empty Movie Theatre at Promenade Mall, Tulsa, OK. September 2019. Source: author.

I grew up in the 1980s and 90s — the era of the mall rat. My friends and I got dropped off at the mall before cellphones. We were young free-roaming teenagers until our parents came to pick us up. What freedom for 13 and 14-year-olds!

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