Check out this video. I'm totally transfixed by it.This seems like the perfect swan song for a shopping mall. The ghosts of kids festooned with concert t-shirts (The Cars, The Police "Ghost In The Machine", Iron Maiden, etc.), bandannas tied around their knees, and Swatch watches on their wrists hang around in the doorways of long gone stores like B.Dalton, Pac-Man Palace, Spencers, and Orange Julius. I'm glad the Golden Age of Shopping Malls is long past, but I'd be lying if I didn't feel a bit of nostalgia for those days. It's true - I was a huge fan of Glendale and Castleton malls in Indianapolis - I was a child of the 80s. While Castleton mall is still thriving (as far as I know), Glendale mall was converted into classrooms for a local school and an extension for the Indianapolis Public Library. Like some sort of reformed criminal, Glendale is far more useful to society in its current form. I have to believe that Castleton probably doesn't have too much time left. Money keeps moving north to the suburbs and Amazon loves crushing bricks and mortar.
Let's not shed a tear for the death of this shopping mall. Let's have a moment of silence, then get out before the mall cop hassles us.