The Dead Suburban Mall
Yesterday I went to the salon to chop my hair off (from mid-back to chin-length bob, in case you’re wondering). My long-time stylist works out of a salon that’s in a dying suburban mall and every time I go I see more and more stores that are closed. The only things keeping the mall open are the anchor stores and movie theatre. Ten years ago when my family first moved to the area that mall was always packed, but now the ginormous parking lot is mostly empty. Contrasted with the vibrancy of downtown, which is full of cute shops in converted Victorian era homes set on a walkable grid system, it’s a testament to the direction we’re moving (or returning to).
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