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29 Jun 2014, 6:31 pm

Has anyone heard of Dixie Square Mall? Its past is pretty sad and creepy... http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Square_Mall

It stayed abandoned for over 20 yrs. 8O



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29 Jun 2014, 7:00 pm

that is SO SAD. :(



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29 Jun 2014, 7:10 pm

I think this is a little more complicated then that Amazon ruined it.

I used to work for people who invested in these things and had them built. It took me a while to figure it out, but they were just spitting them out as fast as they could to turn a profit. Considering what I saw, I'm not surprised many of them ended up being abandoned. As it turns out, people know how to build it and profit from it, then profit from abandoning it also. Very sad.



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29 Jun 2014, 7:12 pm

in Lakewood Washington, there was this place called villa plaza which existed from the late 40s until the early 80s, where it was torn up to make the Lakewood mall, which survived until the mid 90s when it was razed to replace it with.... villa plaza [only they call it "Lakewood towne center" now. I thought then and I thought now, that the whole thing was madness.



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29 Jun 2014, 8:00 pm

auntblabby wrote:
in Lakewood Washington, there was this place called villa plaza which existed from the late 40s until the early 80s, where it was torn up to make the Lakewood mall, which survived until the mid 90s when it was razed to replace it with.... villa plaza [only they call it "Lakewood towne center" now. I thought then and I thought now, that the whole thing was madness.


Wow 8O

Did you know there's a site called deadmalls.com where they have a ton of stories about abandoned malls?



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29 Jun 2014, 8:04 pm

I saw it. this is what happens when you allow sociopaths control of the purse strings.



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29 Jun 2014, 8:16 pm

Hopefully someone will restore some of these malls :(



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29 Jun 2014, 8:20 pm

too bad at least some of them cannot be turned into planned living centers with built-in shopping. nobody would have to use a car to do any shopping in that case.



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29 Jun 2014, 8:24 pm

auntblabby wrote:
too bad at least some of them cannot be turned into planned living centers with built-in shopping. nobody would have to use a car to do any shopping in that case.



That'd be nice :D



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29 Jun 2014, 8:25 pm

I would live there.



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29 Jun 2014, 8:27 pm

I would too.



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29 Jun 2014, 8:28 pm

if all city services were there in the large mall, I would not have to drive anywhere.



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29 Jun 2014, 8:31 pm

Maybe even add a indoor waterpark



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29 Jun 2014, 8:33 pm

the west Edmonton mall in alberta Canada has an indoor water park. so much energy could be saved if only people could be living closer together.



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29 Jun 2014, 8:36 pm

True, also add skating rink.