Mugato: The malls in Tampa and LA are always packed. Sucks to be Ohio I guess.
Harry_Seldon: The owner's should get a bunch of people in Hollywood grade Zombie costumes, and charge people to escape the Zombie apocalypse.
f150: The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year...
Animatronik: gfid: Disciple_of_Trogdor: You know how I know you've NEVER been to Cleveland?Because you think it snows too much.I actually have been to Cleveland. I left sunny Arizona to go there for a weekend of work. I was at this job site for 24 hours - seriously, I worked 7 AM on a Saturday until about 7 AM on Sunday. It snowed to whole time. I even picked up a snow shovel, because living in Arizona I wondered what it was like to shovel snow. It wasn't that fun, but fortunately a co-worker had a snow plow attached to the front of his pickup and he seemed to enjoy plowing the whole parking lot.Yeah - it snowed way too much. Maybe I just caught it on a bad weekend.Seriously, who the fark outfits their pickup with a snow plow unless you live somewhere that gets too much snow?I live in Colorado now. I don't know anyone who has plow blades attached to the front of their cars and we get a fair amount of snow here.So, I can sum up my trip to Cleveland like this./It snows so much that ordinary people attacjh snow plow blades to the front of their pickup trucks.//It's so boring that people actually enjoy shoveling/plowing snow///The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame sucks ass.////you can't clean up some city grime - some shiat just doesn't wash off. I saw that in Cleveland (I've seen it other places too - they try to make the old part of the city new.....it doesn't work. It's still a shiathioe)//Don't take it personally if you're from Cleveland. I'm not judging you personally.I used to visit Phoenix a lot. I remember abandoned strip malls and a day where it was 115 degrees in the shade. I guess some people don't mind that.Don't take it personally...
0z79: Yeah, Ohio can pretty much kiss my ass.
Cheeseface: Yea I don't particularly understand this mindset that this is a sign of economic decline.All the businesses moved to open air structures, or moved to more modern mall facilities.Note how all of your Anytown, USA "pathetic abandoned malls" were all built 30-40 years ago without any renovation afterwards.
RatMotor: f150: The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year...These places are just begging for an old '70s V8 RWD sedan and a GoPro camera[i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]
gfid: Walt_Jizzney: From TFA: 'There's nothing more profound and sobering then being inside an abandoned mall. It's a powerful symbol of America's economic decline,' This has little to do with any "economic decline" and more to do with the changing landscape of suburbia and of real estate trends in the retail sector, not to mention the impact of the Internet to "window shop" as it were. Malls have a shelf life. New malls replace them. Times change. It's life, nothing more. FFS the mall they were showing had a JcPenny's. Can you tell me what mall has been replaced with a new one in the last 10 years? Hint: There has not been a new mall built in the US since 2005. You're right that it's more to do with "changing landscape of suburbia" than "economic decline", but nobody goes to the mall anymore and nobody wants to go to the mall. People want to go to specific stores and they go to shopping centers with parking lots that allow them to park right in front of those stores rather than making them wander through a huge building full of stores. If I were to take a short trip to the mall probably less than 5 miles away from me, I would pass numerous stores on the way selling the exact same shiat as I could get in the mall.....actually, I would have a much bigger selection from the stores on the way to the mall than I would in the actual mall.
Walt_Jizzney: From TFA:'There's nothing more profound and sobering then being inside an abandoned mall. It's a powerful symbol of America's economic decline,'This has little to do with any "economic decline" and more to do with the changing landscape of suburbia and of real estate trends in the retail sector, not to mention the impact of the Internet to "window shop" as it were.Malls have a shelf life. New malls replace them. Times change. It's life, nothing more.FFS the mall they were showing had a JcPenny's.
CruJones: There aren't less stores or less stuff being sold, it just isn't sold at these malls. What kills a mall is typically a newer mall opening somewhere else.
The Dogs of War: Intrepid00: The Dogs of War: Ah yes, Rolling Acres and Randall Mall. Two shining examples of why I want out of OhioSo what is it about Ohio that makes people want out so bad they become astronauts?lol, no idea. Something about this state just beats you down until you can't take it. Most of my friends have left the state. it's rather depressing. Both of these malls are within an hour of me.
Intrepid00: The Dogs of War: Ah yes, Rolling Acres and Randall Mall. Two shining examples of why I want out of OhioSo what is it about Ohio that makes people want out so bad they become astronauts?
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