Here is a unique site I completely 'get'. Deadmalls.com displays the rise and fall of specific malls across the country. I know of one in particular, Heritage Park Mall, in Midwest City, Oklahoma, which was open a year or two ago and barely a soul was ever their. Their website even had a very large picture of the inside with only two or three people (who looked like maintenance people, though it was at a distance) sitting on a bench, far in the distance. It has since closed but I got to see these final hours.
DM's is full of these types of stories. I think there is something deeper than meets the eye, about a mall once packed, fading away over a decade or two. It mirrors many things in life. Almost always, these malls die for one reason: a new one opens somewhere in the area. People inevitably abandoned the old, even if it is still satisfactory and go to the new. The ultimate fate of many things, out with the old, in with the new. I hope to do some contributions to the site soon.
-Caleb's Geography Blog.