Tomorrow’s shopping mall is taking shape today

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U.S. shopping malls have been on the decline for many years, victims of a consumer culture that has turned toward strip malls and on-line shopping. Then the pandemic arrived and shoved many malls over the edge. Iconic stores declared bankruptcy one after another — Lord and Taylor, Pier One, Neiman Marcus, Brooks Brothers, JC Penney and others. A report issued by Coresight Research in August 2020 predicted…



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