Shopping centres (or malls as their known in their ancestral heartland) are something of an American tradition. Here in the UK, we often used to see them depicted as social hubs for bored youths via glossy TV shows and films. ‘Going to the mall’, it seemed, was more than an opportunity to part with money.
It represented a place to go, something to do, and if there was a food court to relax in and grab a soda, so be it. While malls are present around the world, their size, availability, and cultural significance in the U.S was unique.
Early / Modern Retail
The Mall is Born