Two cool blog posts at That Mall's Sick And That Store's Dead! (aka Sickmalls):
Some Bags--pics of those relics of retail.
Birth, death and shopping--link to article in The Economist mentioning Deadmalls.com & dead malls themselves.
I may be burying the lead to mention the Sickmalls entry on South Park Mall in Colonial Heights VA. Never been there myself, but thinking of a pilgrimage next time I'm down south. (BTW, love that clip from The Critic ["it stinks, it stinks . . ." "Yes, Mr. Sherman, everything stinks."])
May have some retail reliquary posted in uberkayness soon . . .