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2021-10-17 10:22:12 AM  
21 votes:
10 years ago is vintage? My pots and pans must be downright antique, and my Corningware is paleolithic.

/if you're old enough to remember it, it's not vintage
 
2021-10-17 10:21:39 AM  
16 votes:
They are several decades too late for peak mall experience.
80s Mall
Youtube CPBE6rNh8QA
 
2021-10-17 10:24:53 AM  
14 votes:
Concord mall? Pft. Everyone knows Christiana mall is where it's at.

/recovering Delawarean
 
2021-10-17 11:06:22 AM  
11 votes:

skinnycatullus: kabloink: They are several decades too late for peak mall experience.
[YouTube video: 80s Mall]

I can smell every frame in that video.

Why do I have such nostalgia for a time when I was a skinny nerdy teen with no girlfriend and no hope of finding one for several years?


I literally came here to mention "can smell this video".

What you were longing for was better times, in a manner of speaking. We had an abundance of plenty and you could never be bored at a mall, that was by design. It was the perfect distraction for people who literally had nothing else going for themselves and nothing better to do. It was a weird sort of artificial "hope on display" of what could be.

Now we live with "what really is" and the very consequences of that time and mindset. We were young and innocent and clueless, and now we're stuck with the unpaid bill and empty shelves and nothing left to look forward to so instead we look back. It's only natural. Every generation does it.
 
2021-10-17 10:39:05 AM  
9 votes:

kabloink: They are several decades too late for peak mall experience.
[YouTube video: 80s Mall]


I can smell every frame in that video.

Why do I have such nostalgia for a time when I was a skinny nerdy teen with no girlfriend and no hope of finding one for several years?
 
2021-10-17 10:36:20 AM  
8 votes:
Grew up in Chadds Ford and worked in Wall to Wall Sound & Video in Concord Mall the day NIrvana's Nevermind came out. Rode the bus from Salesianum. My job was to put sale stickers on the baby penis.

Oh ... and Cafe Riveria was going to close last year and people lost their collective minds.

Glad I don't live in that area anymore, but miss it from time to time.
 
2021-10-17 9:53:28 AM  
7 votes:
A better title is "Reasons I never went to the mall.....anywhere"
 
2021-10-17 11:18:36 AM  
7 votes:

thespindrifter: skinnycatullus: kabloink: They are several decades too late for peak mall experience.
[YouTube video: 80s Mall]

I can smell every frame in that video.

Why do I have such nostalgia for a time when I was a skinny nerdy teen with no girlfriend and no hope of finding one for several years?

I literally came here to mention "can smell this video".

What you were longing for was better times, in a manner of speaking. We had an abundance of plenty and you could never be bored at a mall, that was by design. It was the perfect distraction for people who literally had nothing else going for themselves and nothing better to do. It was a weird sort of artificial "hope on display" of what could be.

Now we live with "what really is" and the very consequences of that time and mindset. We were young and innocent and clueless, and now we're stuck with the unpaid bill and empty shelves and nothing left to look forward to so instead we look back. It's only natural. Every generation does it.


Us old stoners used to the Spencers to oggle the bongs. High of course
 
2021-10-17 10:03:13 AM  
6 votes:
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2021-10-17 10:22:31 AM  
6 votes:
pfft...amateurs


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2021-10-17 10:29:59 AM  
6 votes:

gilgigamesh: Concord mall? Pft. Everyone knows Christiana mall is where it's at.

/recovering Delawarean


For real. Even back in the day, though living 5 mins from Concord made shopping easy. Actually everything about the state of Delaware is designed to make shopping easy.

/worked at Boscovs in high school
//way better work environment than my later circuit city job.
 
2021-10-17 10:58:46 AM  
4 votes:
80's was peak mall goodness.
 
2021-10-17 12:44:05 PM  
4 votes:

GreenSun: Why does a video from 2009 seem like it was shot during the 80s?


Because early phone cameras were far, far worse than anything even the VHS era foisted on us.
 
2021-10-17 2:41:36 PM  
4 votes:

skinnycatullus: kabloink: They are several decades too late for peak mall experience.
[YouTube video: 80s Mall]

I can smell every frame in that video.

Why do I have such nostalgia for a time when I was a skinny nerdy teen with no girlfriend and no hope of finding one for several years?


The same reason almost everyone's nostalgia focuses on their teen years: you're finally old enough for a degree of freedom, mature enough to appreciate and understand most things to some degree, and have yet to be weighed down with responsibilities and expectations. At most, you have a few years of relative interest and engagement, then we all succumb to a hell of our own making.
 
2021-10-17 9:48:49 AM  
3 votes:
That was as exciting as Delaware.
 
2021-10-17 10:23:29 AM  
3 votes:
The Blues Brothers (1980) - Mall Chase Scene (2/9) | Movieclips
Youtube IIdGxR-aU6o
 
2021-10-17 10:36:25 AM  
3 votes:
I prefer the flea market
Flea Market Montgomery - Long Version
Youtube FJ3oHpup-pk
 
2021-10-17 10:39:45 AM  
3 votes:
I go to Rehoboth Beach every year as I have a friend who invites the wife and I down for a week at the end of the summer. It's a beautiful place with lots of biking roads, good beaches, good restaurants  And the Dog brewery not far away which is always a side trip.
/anyway 'F*rk YOU Joe' for blocking one of my biking lanes
 
2021-10-17 11:51:47 AM  
3 votes:
I haven't been to a mall since they stopped putting eggs in my Orange Julius. I mean, what's the point?
 
2021-10-17 10:13:27 AM  
2 votes:
More the mall parking lot than the mall...
 
2021-10-17 10:56:11 AM  
2 votes:

kabloink: They are several decades too late for peak mall experience.
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This triggered some great 80s mall memories - thanks.
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Oh but those cars...
 
2021-10-17 12:14:42 PM  
2 votes:

id10ts: No love for 70s malls?
[YouTube video: Dawn of the dead- Mall zombies]


I remembered the arcade from that movie (as well as the arcades from my childhood in the 80s) and got sad.
 
2021-10-17 2:12:53 PM  
2 votes:
If it didn't have a Hickory Farm giving out free samples of sausage and cheese it is not a real mall.
 
2021-10-17 10:01:49 AM  
1 vote:
I've been kicked out of better malls than this.
 
2021-10-17 10:03:50 AM  
1 vote:
Delaware -- sales tax?  What is that?    Why are all the cars from PA, NY, NJ, MD, VA?
 
2021-10-17 10:29:04 AM  
1 vote:
I'm going to visit a screen door factory!
 
2021-10-17 10:55:12 AM  
1 vote:

guinsu: gilgigamesh: Concord mall? Pft. Everyone knows Christiana mall is where it's at.

/recovering Delawarean

For real. Even back in the day, though living 5 mins from Concord made shopping easy. Actually everything about the state of Delaware is designed to make shopping easy.

/worked at Boscovs in high school
//way better work environment than my later circuit city job.


Agree with that.  I worked at the Commerce Bank up on Naamans and lived near Glasgow.  There was a snow storm on the last Saturday before Christmas and Markell waited until the last possible moment to declare a state of emergency.  Normally it takes 25 minutes each way, almost an hour in the morning and an hour and a half in the early afternoon.  Jack was not going to close the malls early that day.
 
2021-10-17 11:01:39 AM  
1 vote:
Thought this was going to be a Dan Bell video
 
2021-10-17 11:30:45 AM  
1 vote:
Why does a video from 2009 seem like it was shot during the 80s?
 
2021-10-17 11:31:38 AM  
1 vote:
2:30am at a 7-11 near Disney World - 1987
Youtube RYbe-35_BaA
Or a 7 11 in the 80s. Come for the slurpees, stay for the coked out dude at 2:00
 
2021-10-17 12:20:32 PM  
1 vote:

From Philly to Boston: Grew up in Chadds Ford and worked in Wall to Wall Sound & Video in Concord Mall the day NIrvana's Nevermind came out. Rode the bus from Salesianum. My job was to put sale stickers on the baby penis.

Oh ... and Cafe Riveria was going to close last year and people lost their collective minds.

Glad I don't live in that area anymore, but miss it from time to time.


Hey now, it's still a great area. Except for the random "freedom" rallies that pop up on the corner of rt. 1 and 202 from time to time. But it's easy to ignore the whole dozen of participants.
 
2021-10-17 12:37:53 PM  
1 vote:

gilgigamesh: Concord mall? Pft. Everyone knows Christiana mall is where it's at.

/recovering Delawarean


But TBH, both of them have gone downhill recently.
 
2021-10-17 12:55:57 PM  
1 vote:
Malls pretty much died by the early nineties.
 
2021-10-17 1:02:58 PM  
1 vote:

ukexpat: gilgigamesh: Concord mall? Pft. Everyone knows Christiana mall is where it's at.

/recovering Delawarean

But TBH, both of them have gone downhill recently.


I was shocked to go to Christina just before the pandemic and there were barely any vacancies. It was the healthiest mall I've seen in years.
 
2021-10-17 1:30:38 PM  
1 vote:

guinsu: ukexpat: gilgigamesh: Concord mall? Pft. Everyone knows Christiana mall is where it's at.

/recovering Delawarean

But TBH, both of them have gone downhill recently.

I was shocked to go to Christina just before the pandemic and there were barely any vacancies. It was the healthiest mall I've seen in years.


Both malls were hit hard by the pandemic but Christiana seems to be recovering albeit slowly.
 
2021-10-17 1:36:11 PM  
1 vote:
If you've seen one, you've seen a mall.
 
2021-10-17 3:07:47 PM  
1 vote:

ukexpat: guinsu: ukexpat: gilgigamesh: Concord mall? Pft. Everyone knows Christiana mall is where it's at.

/recovering Delawarean

But TBH, both of them have gone downhill recently.

I was shocked to go to Christina just before the pandemic and there were barely any vacancies. It was the healthiest mall I've seen in years.

Both malls were hit hard by the pandemic but Christiana seems to be recovering albeit slowly.


Concord was my mall growing up (and Granite Run). Haven't been back since even before Pandemic and it was a pretty sorry sight. Glad to hear they're still kicking.
 
2021-10-17 3:22:22 PM  
1 vote:
 
2021-10-17 7:11:24 PM  
1 vote:

id10ts: No love for 70s malls?
[YouTube video: Dawn of the dead- Mall zombies]


Why is it most things look exactly like most other things?
That could be Central Park Mall in San Antonio 30 years ago.
It's annoying how everything look the same across America.  JFC
 
2021-10-17 10:02:29 PM  
1 vote:
Is the rumor true that the Apple Store at Christiana Mall in Delaware is the highest-grossing Apple store in the US? It's right off I-95 and there's no sales tax. I know people who have driven from the DC area to that place just to buy Apple products tax-free.
 
2021-10-17 11:59:24 PM  
1 vote:

ameeriklane: Is the rumor true that the Apple Store at Christiana Mall in Delaware is the highest-grossing Apple store in the US? It's right off I-95 and there's no sales tax. I know people who have driven from the DC area to that place just to buy Apple products tax-free.


https://abcnews.go.com/Business/apples-delaware-store-claims-title-selling-iphones/story?id=20650009

Top selling location for iPhones, the article is from 2013 though, and the market has changed a bit.
 
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