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8778 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Dec 2022 at 9:05 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-08 4:11:02 AM  
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2022-12-08 9:06:58 AM  
That thing was doomed even during construction.

About a decade ago I went past it on my way to Newark airport and said "What a waste".
 
2022-12-08 9:08:33 AM  
Disappointed by the lack of magic eye schooner references...
 
2022-12-08 9:10:22 AM  
All I got out of that was, "They have an H Mart? I am GOING SHOPPING THERE IMMEDIATELY."
 
2022-12-08 9:10:33 AM  
Oh, yeah, this place:

American Dream Mall 2022 Update
Youtube -3ZcFguYn3U


/ great channel, btw
 
2022-12-08 9:12:05 AM  
AND THAT KID IS ON THE DAMN ESCALATOR AGAIN!!!
 
2022-12-08 9:12:31 AM  
it's well worth the deep dive into the history of this place. it goes WAY beyond "lol giant mall is empty because of covid/death of brick and mortar retail"
 
2022-12-08 9:12:33 AM  
It'll always be the Xanadu Mall to me...
 
2022-12-08 9:12:33 AM  
Captivating content -

Waaah! It's so Empty!!! :Look how empty this is!!! And it's empty over here!!!! It's so ugly!!! Look at this ugly thing!!!!

Which Gen is responsible for this extended whine about nothing?
 
2022-12-08 9:13:27 AM  

perigee: Captivating content -

Waaah! It's so Empty!!! :Look how empty this is!!! And it's empty over here!!!! It's so ugly!!! Look at this ugly thing!!!!

Which Gen is responsible for this extended whine about nothing?


Um....
 
2022-12-08 9:13:45 AM  
If I was part of the .0003% of the world population who live in Meadowlands NJ I might understand what this is about.
 
2022-12-08 9:14:10 AM  

ColleenSezWhuut: Disappointed by the lack of magic eye schooner references...


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2022-12-08 9:14:37 AM  
So empty, you could literally blues brothers through this entire mall and not only would nobody get hurt, nobody would notice.

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2022-12-08 9:14:52 AM  

perigee: Captivating content -

Waaah! It's so Empty!!! :Look how empty this is!!! And it's empty over here!!!! It's so ugly!!! Look at this ugly thing!!!!

Which Gen is responsible for this extended whine about nothing?


There's a Garfield meme for this but I'm on the wrong phone
 
2022-12-08 9:16:03 AM  
perigee:
Which Gen is responsible for this extended whine about nothing?

X of course.  Slacking so hard they won't even support one of the most important elements of their childhood.
 
2022-12-08 9:17:20 AM  

XtremeLeeWyte: AND THAT KID IS ON THE DAMN ESCALATOR AGAIN!!!


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2022-12-08 9:18:27 AM  
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Here's an old photo of the mall I used to frequent as a teen. I even worked at the McCory's, my sister worked the candy kiosk and my mom worked at Sears.

Countless hours were spent at the mall way back when.
 
2022-12-08 9:19:47 AM  
I miss malls, but they had three solid decades in the sun.
 
2022-12-08 9:20:40 AM  
That kid is on the escalator again!
 
2022-12-08 9:21:29 AM  
Possible cause.

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2022-12-08 9:23:04 AM  

doctorguilty: Oh, yeah, this place:

[YouTube video: American Dream Mall 2022 Update]

/ great channel, btw


No that atrium design doesn't, um, remind me of anything.
 
2022-12-08 9:23:59 AM  
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2022-12-08 9:24:51 AM  
Just turn it into a community college
 
2022-12-08 9:24:59 AM  

Wessoman: So empty, you could literally blues brothers through this entire mall and not only would nobody get hurt, nobody would notice.

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The new Tesla's are in early this year
 
2022-12-08 9:25:15 AM  
I read about this in history class, ancient humans use to congregate at these things called "malls" which were like markets or something, and they would spend good part of their lives there. Don't know if they were forced there by some king or lord or something, or if they went there on their own. Good to know humans evolved past this stage in history.
 
2022-12-08 9:25:51 AM  
So I live by it, and people love to shiat on the place, but it isn't the colossal failure people make it out to be.

The amusement park and water park do good business. You couldn't pay me to go to a water park, but it does draw a crowd. The amusement park is good for kids in the right age groups.

The indoor skiing is great for what it is. Reasonably priced (considering you are skiing in farking july), and a good place to take learn or keep your kid up in the early years of learning. They have some terrain to if you are into that. Yeah you will be board of it if you expect to really ski there, but still.

The giant Ferris wheel is admtitably stupid.

The place draws a good crowd on weekends. Yes  there are still a ton of empty store fronts, but that is sort of a sign of the economy.

One of the challenges they have been having is some of the events they have been doing are attracting the wrong kind of crowd, so there have been some issues with violence at night, which was turning people away. They seem to have understood that though and are backing off.
 
2022-12-08 9:26:51 AM  
The Newport mall in Jersey City does really well because, like, there are a lot of people that live around there. No one lives in the Meadowlands. They're not even meadows. It's a swamp.
 
2022-12-08 9:28:30 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The Newport mall in Jersey City does really well because, like, there are a lot of people that live around there. No one lives in the Meadowlands. They're not even meadows. It's a swamp.


No one lives in the meadowlands. There are, however, many bodies there.
 
2022-12-08 9:30:42 AM  
..it was a very uncomfortable place.
 
2022-12-08 9:33:09 AM  
Yeah, it is in its slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans portion of the American Dream.
 
2022-12-08 9:34:01 AM  

ColleenSezWhuut: Disappointed by the lack of magic eye schooner references...


Admit it, you don't see it either.

ADMIT IT
 
2022-12-08 9:34:51 AM  

ssa5: I read about this in history class, ancient humans use to congregate at these things called "malls" which were like markets or something, and they would spend good part of their lives there. Don't know if they were forced there by some king or lord or something, or if they went there on their own. Good to know humans evolved past this stage in history.


...and then technology came about, people would stay at home, sit in front of a monitor and keyboard and pretend with others they were out and about. Soon, these PC's would become handheld and new social software dictated their lives. No one went anywhere anymore. They stayed in cyberspace and got lonelier, and lonelier.

Buried In Cyberspace
Youtube NHwR0ZH4ixo
 
2022-12-08 9:36:25 AM  

usahole: Just turn it into a community college


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2022-12-08 9:37:05 AM  
I used to love going to the mall every weekend where I could be too shy/inept/ugly to talk to the girls.
 
2022-12-08 9:37:11 AM  
Hey stubby, thanks for scaring the dope out of me... for a nanosecond there I thought Jason Mewes' telomeres finally unraveled.
 
2022-12-08 9:38:06 AM  

steklo: [Fark user image image 313x199]

Here's an old photo of the mall I used to frequent as a teen. I even worked at the McCory's, my sister worked the candy kiosk and my mom worked at Sears.

Countless hours were spent at the mall way back when.


When they brought the moon rocks back, I volunteered to be honor guard at the mall display with another eagle scout.
Lot of mall rats asking us questions.

Interesting day.

"What if we just pushed you and took it?"

"Well, I'd have Lynn Swann over there tackle you, right, Lynn?"

*they turn around, and there he is*
Lynn Swann: " Hi, vudu"

Yeah, interesting day.

Only day I had two different crowds of cheerleaders from two different high schools pay any attention to me and I'm in a dorky boy scout uniform.
 
2022-12-08 9:38:24 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I miss malls, but they had three solid decades in the sun.


Was just in one last weekend, it seemed to be doing okay, but you know, holiday shopping season. But the barcade was doing pretty good business as well.

Another mall an hour away is the top tourist destination in the state. A third mall 45 minutes from here in a different direction is deader than disco and is featured on "abandoned malls" sites.

/I wonder why some malls are doing so well and others are tanking.
 
2022-12-08 9:38:32 AM  
Thankfully, That kid running up the down escalator is a significantly less likely occurrence..
 
2022-12-08 9:38:36 AM  

ssa5: I read about this in history class, ancient humans use to congregate at these things called "malls" which were like markets or something, and they would spend good part of their lives there. Don't know if they were forced there by some king or lord or something, or if they went there on their own. Good to know humans evolved past this stage in history.


You mock what you do not understand.

Entertainment was scare in the before internet times. In college we would go to the local mall on the hottest days of Summer and eat in the food court and enjoy the AC. All the girls were dressed for the heat wearing very little. Our favorite spot was the row tables by the entrance. Watching the scantily clad women hit the hyper-cool air-conditioning was one of life's simple pleasure back then.

Before the internet we had to hunt pokies in the wild like REAL men.
You kids today got it too easy now.

<adjusts belt onion>
 
2022-12-08 9:38:50 AM  
One local mall (in Omaha) is still trying to cling onto it's glory days by trying to make itself "upscale" with a food court serving mediocre food at ridiculous prices, stores selling merch at prices that are FAR higher than what you can get for the exact same things via Amazon, and all for zilch because the only things happening at that mall are the teen riots taking place during holiday break and the occasional shooting.

Brawl at Westroads Mall
Youtube yZv1KKTb8lQ
 
2022-12-08 9:39:33 AM  

Farkonaut: ..it was a very uncomfortable place.


Like the butt?
 
2022-12-08 9:40:42 AM  

cwheelie: I used to love going to the mall every weekend where I could be too shy/inept/ugly to talk to the girls.


It was the most American experience possible: any conceivable thing your heart could ever desire all under one climate-controlled roof, all to walk by and enjoy and drool over because you would never be a part of the .03% of America that could actually afford to shop at a mall, but you could over-spend just enough to feel like you could and come home happy for a day while eating ramen and reading trash from B. Dalton and playing with a tacky Spencers toy.
 
2022-12-08 9:40:53 AM  
No one ever wants to be in New Jersey.

I'm from Philly and lived in New York and every time I've had to go it's like "Do we really have to? I think we could go somewhere less shiatty, like anywhere please. You know they have beaches in Maryland?"

I do eat scrapple though.
 
2022-12-08 9:41:48 AM  

Wessoman: So empty, you could literally blues brothers through this entire mall and not only would nobody get hurt, nobody would notice.

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Top gear did it better


Ford Fiesta Shopping Centre Chase | Top Gear | BBC
Youtube 7e7R3y-qwZ0
 
2022-12-08 9:42:12 AM  

SpectroBoy: Farkonaut: ..it was a very uncomfortable place.

Like the butt?


Like the back seat of a Volkswagen you nubian.
 
2022-12-08 9:43:21 AM  
If Robbie Hawkins went to a mall today:

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2022-12-08 9:44:15 AM  

Ponzholio: It'll always be the Xanadu Mall to me...


A place where nobody dared to go?
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2022-12-08 9:46:37 AM  

TommyDeuce: Wessoman: So empty, you could literally blues brothers through this entire mall and not only would nobody get hurt, nobody would notice.

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Top gear did it better


[YouTube video: Ford Fiesta Shopping Centre Chase | Top Gear | BBC]


If some of these dying malls want to make a little extra money, I'd happily blues brothers through an empty American mall for a hundred bucks. Far more exciting than taking my toddler through the car wash, for sure.
 
2022-12-08 9:47:21 AM  
Place hasn't been the same since Rug Munchers shut down
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2022-12-08 9:47:30 AM  

thespindrifter: SpectroBoy: Farkonaut: ..it was a very uncomfortable place.

Like the butt?

Like the back seat of a Volkswagen you nubian.


what's a nubian
 
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