Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A Day Off From Work

Hello fans.

I had today off from work. I didn't get out to any malls or retail sites today, but that's not a bad thing. I sat home and chilled out. Was going through all the great submissions we've been receiving and wanted to let everyone know that all entries are reviewed and we do occasionally go back into the archives to post material. If you've submitted something in the past and haven't noticed it on the site, send an email with PRIOR SUBMISSION as the subject.

We appreciate all the great information, and look forward to continuing to add more sites as time allows.

More updates will appear tonight.

Thanks everyone!


Brian Florence


Blogger Anita said...

Yeah, keep the submissions coming everybody. We love reading them. My inbox has seen tumbleweeds this week.

-Anita ( asst.editor)

Thursday, October 13, 2005 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

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Thursday, October 13, 2005 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

updates yay!

I always look at the messages we get when time permits, and I do reply to some as well. Keep the submissions coming!

Jack content and implementation advisor

Friday, October 14, 2005 6:02:00 PM  
Blogger Sara The Monster Raving Loony said...

I love your site - I used to live near Northridge Mall. It's seriously weird seeing what happened to it.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Adrian Nesterenko said...

I'm actually doing a report right now on dead malls and retail chains in comparison to dead humans (broken window theory, etc.) but once that's finished, I have about three or four submissions for you regarding Grand Rapids, Michigan. Several mall names I have to check up on before I submit, but it includes:
-A mall that turned into a police station
-A mall converted into office space
-And a mall that was just terribly remodeled and is, for all intents and purposes, dead and there are at least two fully-automatic weapons for sale therein.

I've really liked reading your site and all of those that are associated with it. Keep it up!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:18:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff NOLa Balto said...


Just found the website when looking for information on Hunt Valley Mall(Centre)'s former life. Pretty cool site. I just moved to Baltimore from New Orleans.

Something that ya'll might find interesting was that when I went to Lakeside Mall in New Orleans over the Thanksgiving holiday I got a glimpse into the past. Lakeside was a former outside mall from the 50's that was enclosed long before I was born. Somehow it became a real mall, but was visibly a former outside mall until renovated in the 1980's, picture a Holidome that goes on and on and on with stores instead of rooms. Well, thanks to Katrina the roof was damaged and took out a substantial part of the interior renovation work.

Of all the destruction I saw this was the most pleasant. The good old orange, exposed I-beams, 1950's aluminum-framed windows and everything had only been covered up. I felt a sudden urge to hide in the clothes racks and call my mom to beg for quarters to play Pac-Man.

Lakeside is doing great business right now with the other malls being destroyed or severely damaged. (You were made to wait to enter The Gap until another customer left the store) The Plaza was flooded, but was dead by any peson's standards pre-K. New Orleans Centre was essentially dead pre-K too. Canal Place, which is the New Orleans equivalent of Short Hills Mall, was looted its Sax was burned. Oakwood was looted and burned in part. The Riverwalk was looted. I went to the Riverwalk during Thanksgiving and the only places that were open were locally-owned or places that nobody cared to loot, one being a cajun FOOD store. Most of the stores in the Riverwalk were being vigorously worked upon at the time.

I'll keep you updated if you wish.

Sunday, January 29, 2006 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's one in Topeka KS also ...
can't remember the name, but it seems to just have a couple of martial arts and dance gyms there now.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 2:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this site. It's great to see so many malls dead or dying. Malls suck, and so do big box retailers.

Bring back the traditional American downtown, small shops and distributed retail.

A Mall Hater,
Mountain View, CA

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wonderland Mall in Livonia became so dead that the public transit authority shut down the buses. See why here

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous James Umbach, Reno, NV said...

Park Lane Mall in Reno, NV will be closing January 31.

I notice there's no mention of it on your site, so I thought I'd pass the info along.

Saturday, August 05, 2006 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Road Grrl said...

Man, I want your job! Who pays you to go around looking at dead malls??? Anyway, just found this site, LOVE it! Keep up the good work and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 26, 2006 1:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshaminy Mall (PA), Oxford Valley Mall(PA), Quakerbridge Mall (NJ), Mercer Mall (NJ), Levittown/Willingboro Mall, Eschelon Mall (NJ)

I have an interest in images of any or all of these malls, does anyone have them??? As a young child and later on as a teenager I can remember going to these places. I grew up in rural NJ and moved from there as a teenager in the early 80's I just would like to see some of these places again. I am particularly interested in The Neshaminy Mall, the sign that sits out front of the mall with the tommahawk, and the animated figures inside of the mall, and of course and other images too! I am also interested in Quakerbridge and Mercer Malls and the Oxford Valley Mall as well! Spent a lot of time in all four of those malls as a child/teen.

I now reside in Florida and there are a few dead malls here I could document if y'all are interested, just tell me how and where to submit (by the way? I am a photographer! Have digital camera and travel throughout the state of Florida...

Where are the photo albums????????????


Wednesday, December 20, 2006 8:25:00 PM  

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