By Poet on Sat, Aug 11, 2012 - 2:08am

Signs Of Economic Decline

We went to the Laguna Hills Mall earlier this evening, as I had heard of a $ used books store. Definitely a mall trying to manage decline. The bookstore was one example: plenty of empty space - looked more like a dilapidated public library - not a mall. A good number of empty store fronts and no-name store. Some empty store fronts were disguised: one was a former teen clothing retailer location turned into a candy store, and now just a display for three new Sears home appliances, with curtains hung behind them to hide the fact that it used to be a storefront.