- Nov 8, 1999
To each his own. Open air malls (AKA stripmalls) often have grocery store anchors in them which are doing really well. They often contain restaurants which will be back open eventually, Americans love to eat out. They usually have a theater, which I was told all theaters would be bankrupt back when blockbuster came out, but that didn't happen. People love to go out, to socialize, to experience things. Only time will tell.Open air malls? Really? Of all things I think this pandemic has taught a whole new batch of people that they don't need to shop in store in order to find what they need...You can just buy it online.
Malls have been going downhill for a long... long...time... I think this recession will be the nail in the coffin for them.