Shop Around: Amid Changes in Retail Habits, Malls Remain Social and Business Centers Throughout WVby Jim Workman
WV – Not many ideas or trends born in the 1980s are still thriving. Think about it: parachute pants, acid-washed jeans, fanny packs and the Walkman — not to mention hairstyles. But one concept is alive and well today: the shopping mall. And they’re doing better than ever, thanks in large part for an ability to evolve with the times.