Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Anyone been to the mall lately?

Talk about a total ghost town.

I never go to the mall, because I have been following the Dave Ramsey plan and getting out of debt. However, I did go last weekend because I really had a craving for a slice of Sbarro pizza. lol.

What really shocked me was just how many stores were closed. The Great Lakes Crossings mall in Auburn Hills, Michigan was once a pretty affluent area before Michigan's 20% unemployment rate started to transform SE Michigan into the post apocalyptic wasteland it is slowly becoming.

As I walked down the corridors I still saw a lot of people but about 1/3 of the stores were closed or covered up with paper. Even many of the restaurants in the food court were closed.

Once thing is for sure... When this economy does recover from the depression...SE Michigan will be one of the last places that comes out of it.


Malcolm said...

I forgot that you were from the detroit area.
Great Lakes crossing opened at exactly the wrong time. They caught the tail end of the free-money boom. Just enough euphoria to convince the builders to finish the job; but not enough let them survive.
I always thought that was a crazy location anyway.

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