BUSINESS

A New Life For Dead Malls

BANGKOK, THAILAND - FEBRUARY 4:  A person wewalks through a near empty shopping mall at a protest site February 4, 2014 in do
BANGKOK, THAILAND - FEBRUARY 4: A person wewalks through a near empty shopping mall at a protest site February 4, 2014 in downtown Bangkok, Thailand. Business has reportedly suffered and hotels are dealing with major losses as the political turmoil continues without any end in sight. The recent controversial elections exposed an increasingly bitter divide in the country. After disrupting the general election, anti-government demonstrators are continuing their campaign to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the three week old 'Bangkok Shutdown,' has blocked major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

In case you haven’t heard, suburban malls are on the way out (sorry Paul Blart). Some have become abandoned wastelands popular for ruin porn. Others have been torn down and turned into industrial sites.

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