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Location! Location! Location!: Photos from the Death of a Mall

Last week I happened to be in the Southdale Shopping Center, near Edina, Minn., in the middle of a weekday afternoon, and the place was a ghost town. Seven miles east, on the site of old Met Stadium, you have the Mall of America, which still brings in (and takes away) the crowds. The recession, and the digitalization of business and culture, hasn't helped Southdale, either. Even its movie theater was pretty empty.

Southdale Mall, Edina, Minn.

The death of Southdale Mall, Edina, Minn.

The death of Southdale Mall, Edina, Minn.

Location! Location! Location!: Photos from the death of a mall

Posted at 08:23 AM on Mon. Jul 11, 2011 in category Business  
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Kristin wrote:

oh! that is just too too sad.

Comment posted on Mon. Jul 11, 2011 at 09:47 PM

Karen wrote:

It's actually not quite dead yet. Herberger's will open there in the fall and the owner is finally putting some money into it--food court, etc. Some of this might be forced closings to make way for tenants they think they can get with a new anchor finally signed up. I should probably go check it out though.

Comment posted on Tue. Jul 12, 2011 at 02:16 PM

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