The StarCourt Mall set from 'Stranger Things' was built inside Gwinnett Place Mall, a dying shopping mall in metro Atlanta. Set designers installed authentic signage and storefronts of 1980s stores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwi…
The largest shopping mall in the world (in terms of gross leasable area) is the South China Mall in Dongguan, China. When opened in 2005, the mall failed to attract merchants and has mostly remained vacant since it opened. Leading it to be dubbed a "dead mall." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Some malls in Canada are using facial recognition technology in their directories to track and identify shoppers without notification cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar…
The National Mall in Washington D.C. was used as a parking lot in the 1970's. ggwash.org/view/73483/in-…
, Michigan's famous Great Lakes Crossing mall's opening and success would draw people away from Summit Place Mall in nearby Waterford Township in the Pontiac area. The success of Great Lakes Crossing would be part of the reason for Summit Place Mall's demise, and eventual closure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Ibn Batuta Mall in Dubai is the largest themed shopping mall on earth ibnbattutamall.com/en/cou…
Barbra Streisand has built a shopping mall in the basement underneath her house, unstaffed and she stocks it with things she buys herself. Need a gift for a friend, she β€˜shops’ for it in her own private mall. harpersbazaar.com/fashion…
The only private building on the National Mall in the United States is owned by the American Pharmacists Association. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Kevin James, the actor behind "King of Queens," "Paul Blart Mall Cop," and "Becky" was on his high school's wrestling team but was injured his senior year. His replacement, future WWE superstar and Hall of Famer, Mick Foley. hollywood.com/general/kev…
Many stores - including shopping malls, grocery stores, department stores, cruise ships, airports, and more - play elevator music because it can psychologically make buyers to shop longer and browse items more easily. elevatorhistory.net/eleva…
In 2012 an 11 year old boy accidentally flew to Rome alone without any money, passports, or boarding passes while running away from his mom in a mall. No one realized until the plane was already halfway to Italy. telegraph.co.uk/news/avia…
A man lived undetected inside the Providence Place Mall (RI) for 4 years consumerist.com/2007/10/0…
Kabul City Center, a shopping mall, is the only building in Afghanistan with working escalators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kab…
The famous "Florence Y'all" water tower in Florence, KY, originally read "Florence Mall." However, since the Florence Mall hadn't been built yet, the Highway Bureau declared the advertisement unlawful. Instead of repainting the entire tower, they simply repainted one letter on the cheap en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
There's a holiday called 'Buy Nothing Day' an international day of protest against consumerism & 'Black Friday.' Participants wander around shopping malls or other consumer havens with a blank stare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buy…
Today I learned about Dixie Square Mall, a mall that opened in 1966, but multiple incidents and crime increasing forced it to close down in 1978, and was left abandoned until 2012, when it was finally demolished. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dix…
In 1956, the first modern American indoor shopping mall opened-- the Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota (which is still open today). It was designed by architect Victor Gruen, who later in life regretted the entire project. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The extravagant 80's & 90's Queen of Color Lisa Frank had an official club with mail-out catalog, store in the Tucson mall, and even an amusement park planned! tucsonweekly.com/TheRange…
In 2017 Kellogg's was forced to apologize after illustrating Corn Pops box with light-colored pops having fun at the mall while a dark-colored pop scrubbed the floor as a janitor nypost.com/2017/10/25/kel…
West Edmonton Mall attracts more than 30 million visitors a year, twice as many as Disneyland. The facility, which has more than 800 stores and services, employs almost 24,000 people, and is still the largest mall in North America edmontonjournal.com/news/…
Toronto's most notorious (and oldest, at 66 years old) serial killer operated as a landscaper during the summer, and a mall Santa Claus during the winter. He eventually pled guilty to 8 counts of homicide of gay men in the Toronto area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
There was a proposal to make Ottawa's Rideau Street enclosed in a continuous glass-and-steel structure. The heated mall was expected to allow pedestrians to shop in comfort year-round. However, the downside was that it attracted large numbers of vagrants and late-night drinkers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rid…
In 1997 when the Methuen Mall closed, Applebee's refused to leave. For two years the mall was completely empty, save for the single Applebee's. The mall was demolished around the Applebee's, leaving the restaurant alone on a 60-acre lot until a lengthy legal battle forced them to leave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The Iran Mall is the world's largest shopping mall. It features a fashion avenue, a diamond and crystal atrium, three food courts with more than 200 restaurants, and a 3,300 square meter book garden with 67,000 volumes of books en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira…
When a Massachusetts mall let a Qdoba open there, another tenant -- Panera -- sued. Panera had the exclusive right to sell sandwiches and argued that Qdoba's burritos violated that right. The judge disagreed and ruled that a burrito is not a sandwich. youtube.com/watch?v=NnOhL…
Pall Mall cigarettes are named after a well-known street in London, England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Today I learned about El Helicoide. A building in Venezuela that was originally meant to be a shopping mall with beautiful architecture but is now a prison for high-profile criminals and political prisoners. It is considered one of the harshest prisons in the country with torture being not uncommon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
"Pall Mall" cigarettes are named after Pall Mall street in London, which is named for the game Pall Mall played on that street, which is named after the French game of "Jeu de mail", which is named after the Italian game of "pallamaglio", which means "ball mallet". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
David Rubenstein’s philanthropy is responsible for many of America’s national treasures, including a copy of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, Emancipation Proclamation, and others. He also helped rebuild the Washington Monument, Lincoln Monument, and National Mall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The worlds largest shopping mall is located in Iran. Measuring at 21,000,000 sq ft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Tehran's Plasco Building, completed in 1962, was cherished as a symbol of modernization. It featured one-of-a-kind shopping mall and commercial office space. Visitors would go to the rooftop of the 17-story building and enjoy 360-degree view of Tehran before it collapsed during a fire cnn.com/2017/01/23/middle…
Some malls in Los Angeles have vending machines that serve caviar. Prices range from $5 to $500. Each machine costs about $85,000 – including hardware, software, security and maintenance – and has about $50,000 worth of inventory inside. nbcnews.com/businessmain/…
Barbra Streisand has a shopping mall in her basement where she displays different categories of her things in different shops. harpersbazaar.com/culture…
Tanforan Racetrack, 10 miles south of San Francisco, was used as an internment camp & forced detention processing center of Japanese Americans during WWII. It’s now a shopping mall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
The Oscars are held in a mall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
Stranger Things season 3 was filmed in a dying mall that someone was found murdered in just 6 months prior. The murderer wasn’t even charged until after shooting had wrapped up. dreadcentral.com/news/281…
Michael Jackson had an entire shopping mall closed down and had people he knew pretending to be customers, so he could go shopping like a normal person youtube.com/watch?v=Df0Wg…
Isfahan City Center is one of the largest shopping malls containing a museum in the world. It also has a hypermarket, restaurants, airline offices, an indoor theme park with a roller coaster and bumper cars, an international financial center, a World trade center, and an entertainment center en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isf…
The China World Trade Center is the largest building complex of Beijing and is widely reputed as "The Place Where China Meets The World". Its China World Mall was one of the first malls in China that sold branded goods en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A Japanese anime named Sazae-san is more than 50 years old and has been airing since 1969 with a total of 2536 episodes. It is one of the biggest ratings grabber on Japanese TV following simple plot lines like; today Sazae-san goes to the mall and gets lost. anidb.net/perl-bin/animed…
Stanford University has a shopping mall, although the university only owns the land and not the actual buildings or stores. The center was sold for $333 million to Simon Property Group which, in turn, leases the underlying land from the university under a 51-year lease en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Afghanistan's first modern-style indoor shopping mall opened in 2005. The mall is equipped with escalators and see-through elevators. For security, the mall's glass windows are explosive resistant. Visitors are screened by metal detectors before being allowed to enter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kab…
Today I learned of Austin Community College - Highland Campus. The college campus is located inside a former shopping mall austincc.edu/campuses/hig…
The last new enclosed mall in America was built in 2006, and 2007 marked the first time since the 1950s that a new indoor mall was not built in the USA. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Kenny G's 1989 recording "Going Home", is China's unofficial national closing song for businesses such as food courts, outdoor markets, health clubs, shopping mall, and train stations. stereogum.com/1680978/chi…
The Mall of America doesn't have a central heating system. Instead, it uses the body heat of people inside it and sunlight, even in the winter. minnesotaconnected.com/li…
Between 1985 and 1998, a water ride attraction at West Edmonton Shopping Mall had more submarines than the entire Canadian Navy bestedmontonmall.com/Attr…
After Apollo 11, astronaut Michael Collins became the director of the National Air and Space Museum in 1971 and oversaw its construction on the National Mall. He also graduated from Harvard Business School, became vice-president of an aerospace firm, and authored several books popularmechanics.com/spac…
The Delorean wasn't a fast enough car to reach 88 mph in the Twin Pines Mall parking lot and that Marty would have actually crashed into the booth instead of traveling back to 1955. popularmechanics.com/cult…
Ghanaian poet and author Kofi Awoonor whose work focused on the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people was killed in the 2013 attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Awoonor was Ghana's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, where he headed the committee against apartheid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kof…

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