Mass media outlets such as CNN and The New York Times have done a wonderful job documenting the slow death of the mall; their reports have sent mild waves of hysteria to businesses and chains. Anchor stores close their doors far before sales dwindle, analytics claiming times of struggle seem to be enough to spook the chains. Is it possible that these reports are all exaggerations? Are the articles slowly committing atrocities far beyond their text, scripting fate of genocide upon the architype? It seems those responsible for exploiting the mall as a space of consumption are now responsible for the mass amounts of propaganda stating the mall is dead. Hidden in the decay one can occasionally stumble upon the rare article raising this exact question, is the death of the mall an exaggeration? One article written by Tim Worstall, a contributor to Forbes, spoke in light of these exaggerations, taking position that, â€œThe malls that are doing well tend to be destinations. Those that arenâ€™t tend to be places where people just go shopping.
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