January 20, 2010, 5am PST
The "food court", staple of malldom and home of Hot Dog on a Stick, is dead, say retail architects and designers. Higher-end restaurants and softer surfaces are replacing the shiny plastic tables and Orange Juliuses of the past.
May 13, 2009, 10am PDT
The ongoing effort to improve Japantown shows just how difficult it can be to shed the past.
The San Francisco Chronicle
April 16, 2009, 8am PDT
General Growth Properties, the 2nd largest mall operator in the nation, declared bankruptcy this morning. The company was felled by mounting debt from short-term mortgages it used to expand its holdings.
February 27, 2009, 7am PST
Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre, PA is fighting to stay relevant to shoppers by bringing in local retailers, updating the design with an $8 million makeover, and bringing in more restaurants and theaters.
February 23, 2009, 6am PST
Word from Pittsburgh that malls in the greater metro area are failing, from Frazer to Monroeville to West Mifflin.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
February 15, 2009, 11am PST
The 700,000k sq ft Oberoi Mall in Mumbai is an enclosed shopping center that also meets the street on the outside.
September 5, 2008, 1pm PDT
Football and shopping become one in New England, where the owner of the New England Patriots NFL team has built a $300 million mall and entertainment complex next to the stadium.
September 4, 2008, 1pm PDT
Malls are a newcomer to India, but designs that incorporate elements of the Indian marketplace are a hit.
August 8, 2008, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>WorldChanging</em> looks at the trend of dying indoor malls, and some creative ideas for reviving or reusing them.
May 20, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>American-style malls are cropping up in Siberia, and gobbling up land, to enable once-isolated Russians to consume in ways that might have been unimaginable a generation ago.</p>
April 16, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Thousands of stores across the country face closure as the credit crisis curtails consumer spending, and chain retailers file for bankruptcy.</p>