Dead Malls DOT Com is a fascinating website and blog about the death of malls as we know (knew) them. In the 60’s , affluence, highways, and shopping malls drew customers away from small town department stores. People wanted more choice and competitve pricing and were willing to give up service, which is the trademark of independent stores. The customer base shifts at light speed it seems, and now traditional malls are closing.
Dead Malls has abundant information about retailing history, including a dictionary of dead mall terms, old store lists, and dead malls merchandise. Do you know what a ‘mallmanac’ is? Or a ‘category killer?’ Visit http://www.deadmalls.com/ .