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Shopping Malls: A Suburban Renaissance?

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesSince the mid-20th century — with the rapid rise of the suburbs — shopping malls have been a big part of American life. In the ’80s and ’90s, malls became veritable town centers: giving us a one-stop shopping destination, bringing in the biggest and busiest restaurant chains, and serving as an after-school playground for our teenagers. And for many years, malls were an integral part of our culture — as evidenced by the prominent role they played in cult classics such …