Empty Big Boxes: Communities Rethink The Strip Mall

Retail closings can hurt communities. Some are looking at new uses for the empty "big-box."
March 13, 2002, 7am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Often located as one of the anchors in a strip mall or an older shopping center, the wave of empty big-box storefronts from defunct or bankrupt discount retailers like Montgomery Ward, Caldor, Ames Department Stores, Bradlees and Service Merchandise can bring about the rapid decline of a once vibrant shopping center."

Thanks to Nandita Godbole

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Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 in ABC News
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