GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Family and friends say the person who jumped from the roof of a building at a Los Angeles-area shopping mall and hit a man below was a 17-year-old boy with...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis-based shopping mall company Simon Property Group Inc. is testing an online shopping platform aiming to drive consumer traffic to its outlet stores across the...
Shopping mall decline: What malls are doing to stay open
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Barbara Wilhelm and Sally Findley remember when Westmoreland Mall was packed, even on weekdays.
They recently sat in the food court surrounded by partially filled...
Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the...
18 injured in panic at Florida mall after food court fight
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say 18 people were injured at a Florida shopping mall when a crowd fled loud noises they mistook for gunfire.
Orange County Sheriff's Office Master Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said chairs hitting the ground during an altercation in the food court set off the panic Saturday at The Florida Mall in Orlando.
Tejada-Monforte said deputies responding to a call about shots fired quickly determined that a man and a woman had been fighting and knocked over the chairs.
Mom: Slain son would be alive had he been white
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a young black man killed by a police officer in an Alabama shopping mall said Tuesday she believes her son would still be alive had he been white.
"I think the whole scenario would have played out differently, I really do," April Pipkins said in an interview with The Associated Press.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A shootout outside a shopping mall in South Carolina's capital that's soon to include county offices left a trail of blood as one victim collapsed in the food court.
Multiple media organizations report two groups got into a dispute in the parking lot of Columbia Place Mall on Saturday afternoon. Members of both groups drew guns and shot at each, then jumped into vehicles and sped away.
Two people were wounded. One was shot in the upper body and has life-threatening injuries.
Las Vegas police: Man injured in fall from escalator rail
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man was critically injured when he fell from an escalator in a downtown Las Vegas shopping mall and entertainment complex.
Police say the man fell from the second floor when he tried to slide down a rail of the escalator while with friends at the Neonopolis early Saturday.
According to police, witness reports and video indicate the man was intoxicated.
Renovation planned for downtown Indianapolis shopping mall
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A multi-million dollar renovation is planned for the struggling Circle Centre shopping mall in downtown Indianapolis.
The mall's owner says the project includes remodeled bathrooms, flooring, lighting and elevators, improved entrances and an overhaul of the third-floor food court. The project was announced by Circle Centre Partnership, which includes mall manager Simon Property Group and several Indianapolis businesses that own the 23-year-old mall.
Imagine growing up in a town with very few TVs, two channels with no live TV, no iphones or email, no Walmart, no shopping malls, little air conditioning, no Whataburger, no video games, and no multi-screen theatres?
If that sounds like a living hell, don’t feel sorry for those who grew up in Harlingen in the 50s.
We senior Harlingenites had a grand time, as recounted by two HHS grads.
Malls fail in downtown Minneapolis, here’s why the Dayton’s project might succeed
The history of downtown shopping malls is the same tale told over and over, like a movie that continues to be remade with the hopes of a happy ending — except no one changes the script.
They’re announced with optimistic press conferences and renderings of busy spaces bustling with people. They open with a ribbon cutting, and, for a while, there’s a crush of curious customers.
Mall of America will close on Thanksgiving
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The largest shopping mall in the country is again pushing back on early Black Friday sales by closing on Thanksgiving — but this time, it plans to take it a step further.
The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is offering holiday pay on the Friday after Thanksgiving for the 1,200 people it directly employs.
Northgate project expected to trigger massive wave of development
POCATELLO — Thousands of high-paying jobs, an outdoor shopping mall and high-tech housing are on the horizon for the Pocatello area with the Northgate project taking place just north of the city.
That was the message from the keynote speakers at Bannock Development Corp.’s 26th annual economic symposium held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Thursday. The symposium’s title was “Vision 2020: Looking into the Future.”
In their purest form, retailers exist to sell things to as many people as they can for as high a price as they can, and shopping malls are temples to this retail ethic.
So it’s not as if retailers want fewer people — of any kind — in shopping malls. It doesn’t matter to them whether you’re young or old, black or white, rich or poor — as long as you have the money to buy their products.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos vowed to capture those responsible for detonating a homemade bomb that killed three people, including a French woman, in a busy shopping mall over the weekend and threatened to undermine years of security gains.
Site of once-thriving South Carolina outlet mall on I-95 is up for sale
SANTEE — A shopping mall along Interstate 95 is up for auction.
The Santee Outlet Mall at 1500 Village Square Boulevard and adjoining acreage is up for auction with the starting bid of $600,000.
Anchor tenants strong, small businesses ‘hang in there’ at Hawley Lane mall
TRUMBULL — When retailer Joyce Leslie closed all of its stores last year, Xuong Phan saw a drop in foot traffic at the Hawley Lane shopping mall.
The loss of the women and juniors that shopped at the store directly affected his business, Hawley Lane Nails, which had opened less than a year earlier, Phan said.
My wife and I met on a blind date at a Bonanza restaurant in a nearby shopping mall nearly 32 years ago, so it was dismaying to drop in on the same mall on a recent Saturday afternoon. Store after store was unoccupied, customers were few and far between and a general “ghostly” ambience prevailed.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The upbeat Belfast of today looks and feels nothing like the high-security city that once captured world headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The Northern Ireland capital does remain scarred by scores of high walls of brick, corrugated iron and barbed wire that separate the most militant Irish Catholic and British Protestant districts — barriers called "peace lines" because they deter street fighting.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least four people have been arrested after a large fight broke out inside an Oklahoma shopping mall.
Oklahoma City police spokesman Sgt. Houston Dilbeck says the agency received a call late Friday about a disturbance inside the food court at Penn Square Mall.
Gazans excited over territory’s new indoor mall
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a welcome sign of normalcy, a new Western-style indoor shopping mall — complete with an international retail chain, three-story bookstore and bustling food court — has opened in the Gaza Strip.
The owners have overcome conflict and an Israeli-Egyptian blockade to build the gleaming 1,800 square meter (19,000 sq. feet) Capital Mall. Now, they just have to find enough free-spending customers to keep the place afloat.
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Mall outside DC has found a niche: immigrants
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Freweini Kiflemarian is straightening up stacks of button-downs, running her fingers along racks of poly-blend suiting until everything is just so.
After melee, Ohio shopping mall’s youth restrictions begin
CLEVELAND (AP) — An upscale suburban Cleveland shopping mall where police broke up a post-Christmas melee with pepper spray joined other shopping complexes in Ohio and the U.S. on Friday in restricting children 17 and under from entering during certain weekend hours.
Beachwood Place announced new rules this week that juveniles must be accompanied by a parent or an adult 21 years or older after 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Ohio mall to require weekend adult supervision after fight
BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — An upscale Ohio shopping mall where police used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd after a fight last week will start requiring visitors who are age 17 or younger to be accompanied by an adult on weekend evenings.
A flurry of reports of mall melees and disturbances rippled across social media Monday on a day Americans swarmed shopping hubs for post-holiday bargains.
Disturbances that led to some malls being evacuated included reports from at least seven states - including Elizabeth, N.J.; Fayetteville, N.C.; East Garden City, N.Y.; Aurora, Colo.; Tempe, Ariz.; Beachwood Place, a suburb of Cleveland; and Memphis.
Major western Pennsylvania mall closing on Thanksgiving Day
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of western Pennsylvania's largest indoor shopping malls is closing on Thanksgiving Day.
The Westmoreland Mall says on its website that it is closing so shoppers and employees can spend time "with family and friends and come fresh and excited to spend Black Friday with us."
The mall in Hempfield Township, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh along U.S. Route 30, is home to anchors like J.C. Penney, Bon Ton, and Macy's, and scores of smaller shops.
Mall of America to close for Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) — Mall of America, the nation's largest shopping mall anchored by Macy's, H&M and others, has taken a stand against the growing trend of Thanksgiving shopping and will be closed on the turkey feast this year.
The center, based in Bloomington, Minnesota, has been open on Thanksgiving since 2012. But mall officials told The Associated Press it wants to offer workers time with their families.
The mall will re-open at 5 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
LAKE DELTON – Businesses in an area outlet shopping mall are banding together to help area charities while encouraging shoppers to visit their stores.
The Outlets at the Dells will host its annual Shopping Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds from $20 tickets sold for the event will benefit 18 area charities, including the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo and Assist WI. Those who purchase tickets can choose which charity they prefer to support with $15 from the ticket cost.