Shopping Malls

The Providence Arcade, thought to be America's oldest enclosed shopping mall, suffered the same fate as many of its 20th century brethren when it was shuttered in 2008. A developer seeks to revive the building as a mixed-use "micro-loft" complex.
Feb 21, 2013   Mother Nature Network
The New York Times takes a humorous look at the America's love affair (and breakup) with the mall over an Orange Julius at the Mall of America.
Feb 9, 2009   The New York Times
The military has recently opened a new type of recruitment office known as "The Army Experience Center" in a Philadelphia shopping mall. It's like an arcade, where video games and other interactive technologies provide visitors a glimpse of what it might be like to be in the military. It's a new approach, one that capitalizes on the modern teenager's affection for video games to attract them to the military life. You could call it persuasive, cajoling, or even a thinly-veiled attempt to con kids with flashy games, but, as it provides exactly what its target audience wants, the bottom line is that it's very effective. Why couldn't a city do the same thing? Opinion
Jan 24, 2009   By Nate Berg
Despite a high concentration of shopping, jobs and parking, Tysons Corner does not have a lot of people. Plans are moving forward that will bring more life to this office park, shopping center city.
Dec 20, 2008   The New York Times
Not even the Christmas season is expected to turn things around for struggling retailers, which are dropping like leaves and littering vacancies in shopping centers across the country.
Nov 28, 2008   Los Angeles Times
With sales down at local malls and retail centers and projected at record lows for the holiday season as households curtail spending, restaurants that rely on retail traffic are preparing for losses.
Nov 22, 2008   Wall St. Journal
Fewer and fewer malls are being built in the U.S., and as they fade from the American landscape, retailers feel the pain.
Nov 17, 2008   Newsweek
Shopping malls are rarely architectural gems. Architects, especially big-name architects, typically try to stay away from designing them. But now architects are rethinking how malls should be, and looking to examples of the distant past for guidance.
Oct 30, 2008   Metropolis Magazine
Harundale Mall, one of the first enclosed malls built in the country, is now a strip mall. This article contains an examination of its somber decline and the direction in which Harundale--and other malls--may be headed next.
Oct 3, 2008   The Baltimore Sun
Large shopping centers across the country have grown in quantity and size for years, but developers say that overbuilding may now be a problem.
Sep 11, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>A Houston bedroom community decides against allowing childcare centers to mix with other businesses in strip centers.</p>
Jul 11, 2008   The Houston Chronicle