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PROOF of a economic MELTDOWN in my area!

 
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Latham Circle Mall was opened in 1957 as an open-air plaza called Latham Corners Shopping Center[2] before being converted into an enclosed mall in 1977. The new mall featured a JCPenney (which stayed over from the original strip), Woolworth, and Boston Store as anchors. The mall was expanded in 1988 to include a Caldor, a new JCPenney store to replace the old one and a second level which would house the ten screen movie theater. The two level space occupied by The Boston Store closed in the late 1980s, however, due to a fire. The store closed for remodeling and was replaced by Burlington Coat Factory in the early 1990s.

Woolworth closed in 1995 and was replaced in 1998 with Stein Mart, which subsequently closed in 2001. Also, Caldor closed in early 1999 when the chain went out of business. The Caldor wing was finally demolished in 2003 for a Lowe's which does not open out to the mall. Many other tenants began to leave during the 2000s, leaving Latham Circle as a dead mall.

In February 2010, owners of the mall have been in talks with a major retailer to occupy the open space, which subsequently did not happen. In May 2012, Burlington Coat Factory closed leaving Regal Cinema and J.C. Penney.[3]
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Here's a video I made, it's of a local mall that resembles a ghost town. Show this to anyone that claims "everythings ok" and "the economy is coming back"

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What mall is this and where in NY?
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Re: PROOF of a economic MELTDOWN in my area!
Here's a video I made, it's of a local mall that resembles a ghost town. Show this to anyone that claims "everythings ok" and "the economy is coming back"

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Feedback welcome,

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What mall is this and where in NY?
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yeah, my ass. I work at a mall and that shit is always loaded with people, they just don't stop coming in. Doesn't seem like there's anything wrong at all. anywhere.
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i'll tell you whats not BS. your country confiscating your firearms. how about you BS that.
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yeah, my ass. I work at a mall and that shit is always loaded with people, they just don't stop coming in. Doesn't seem like there's anything wrong at all. anywhere.
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Depends on your geographic location. Mall near me is only open for one reason; the movie theater. Other than that, it's a ghost town and has been for almost 8 years.
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Show up at the mall at about 8am (as indicated by the sun's position)... Videotape empty mall... Declare economic DOOM!!!

Nice try. clappa
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for fuck sake most of the shops were sealed off.
Denial is strong in this one.
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11/05/2012 01:31 AM
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fear monger much? Just a coincidence that you decided to film early in the morning before anyone even goes shopping? Probably in the mid-week as well? Just because your local economy sucks doesn't mean the sky is falling.
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11/05/2012 01:35 AM
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This mall in Ohio is way worse since its the size of two football fields and only has about 6 stores open.

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11/05/2012 01:38 AM
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Vid of a mall closed in July of 2012.
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It didn't close, now it's being remodeled. If you're gonna talk shit at least know what you're talking about.

Moron.
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If it did not close and is being remodeled...where is the economic meltdown...in them having enough money to remodel it?

Show us a video from now...not something re-uploaded from some other time months back. I don't disagree with the video, but I don't agree with it either.

I have seen many things that are showing a "meltdown", but meltdown to me sounds quick...quick and effortless. Meltdown has to be the wrong word. This seems planned and it is planned so on the spot...so that we can slowly suffocate.

Great Vid, but maybe something recent...so that it does not seem like you are just trying to force feed the conspiracy sheep.
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11/05/2012 01:42 AM
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Re: PROOF of a economic MELTDOWN in my area!
Here's a video I made, it's of a local mall that resembles a ghost town. Show this to anyone that claims "everythings ok" and "the economy is coming back"

Subscribe for more reality.

Feedback welcome,

Thanks


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My area has already had two malls close down completely. Plus a giant shopping area anchored by Sears just disappeared. And I'm in an area where the economy is pretty good. I think online shopping is killing brick-and-mortar. Plus too many malls got built and it's consolidating around one or two instead 5, that kind of thing.

Best part of your video was how the music was still playing. Gave it an air of creepiness. Good work!
 Quoting: berniemom2012


What is your area?

Malls in my area don't look like this. They aren't bustling quite like they were ten years ago but still doing OK. Ten years ago, the mall in the video (Latham Circle Mall) was already dying:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Not sure what the local economic trends are there, but they are long term trends that are killing this mall.
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11/05/2012 01:44 AM
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I've seen a mall in china, little bit worse...a virtual Ghost Town. Saw it from a different video, but i'll post this.

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fear monger much? Just a coincidence that you decided to film early in the morning before anyone even goes shopping? Probably in the mid-week as well? Just because your local economy sucks doesn't mean the sky is falling.
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You must be a shill! Gerald Celente if anything did get one prediction right and that was about Ghost Malls all across the country being a sign of the coming collapse.
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Re: PROOF of a economic MELTDOWN in my area!
This mall in Ohio is way worse since its the size of two football fields and only has about 6 stores open.


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Really? Way more than six stores are listed here.

[link to www.cincinnati-mall.com]

but it's been having problems since it opened more than 20 years ago:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: PROOF of a economic MELTDOWN in my area!
fear monger much? Just a coincidence that you decided to film early in the morning before anyone even goes shopping? Probably in the mid-week as well? Just because your local economy sucks doesn't mean the sky is falling.
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You must be a shill! Gerald Celente if anything did get one prediction right and that was about Ghost Malls all across the country being a sign of the coming collapse.
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How did Celente get that right, if in fact there are not ghost malls all across the country?
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There's a bigger mall near my town that's even more desolate. Stores that have been in business for generations are dropping like flies. The only business that's booming is a local pawn shop. And people are looking scared, uncertain, or something between the two. I haven't seen a smile in quite a while now, not a real one. It's getting sad.
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Re: PROOF of a economic MELTDOWN in my area!
This mall in Ohio is way worse since its the size of two football fields and only has about 6 stores open.


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Really? Way more than six stores are listed here.

[link to www.cincinnati-mall.com]

but it's been having problems since it opened more than 20 years ago:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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No out of all those listed about 6 are left being Khol's, Burlington Coat Factory, some video game store, two food places, bass pro shops. There may be a few scattered here and there but no way more than 10 open.
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Do a little digging first. [link to www.bizjournals.com]
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You almost had me. Looked on Google maps found Walmart, Target, Sam's club that is booming not far from this mall. This is what these stores do to your communities. We all have this story. Welcome to the club!
Lorax
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I thought of doing this on my route from work - before I lost my job. I don't have video though, I could only take pics. Then I thought, after seeing all the idiots on GLP, that people would say "oh, you picked and chose where to get a pic of, that doesn't mean anything."

I still might do it. The idea came to me after going to KFC for lunch one day and seeing it boarded up the next. I passed store fronts and gas stations literally with plywood on the front and then graffitti. The only NEW businesses that moved in? A psychic, an occult store, and a tatoo parlour. What does THAT tell you about America? Long standing businesses and restaurants are GONE. My town looks NOTHING like it did 4 years ago. For God's sake, businesses that survived the DEPRESSION have gone under across the country!

I cannot imagine anyone dumb enuf to vote for Obama. I try to have a Christian attitude, but a part of me thinks we should round them up and ship them to some island where they can be cared for by people who CAN make decisions. And never, ever let them off.
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You almost had me. Looked on Google maps found Walmart, Target, Sam's club that is booming not far from this mall. This is what these stores do to your communities. We all have this story. Welcome to the club!
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Noooooo, it wasn't a "trick." You almost had me? What a super sleuth! Let me get this straight, you missed the entire point of this posting because of Walmart, Target and Sam's Club? Hey dummy - we had WalMart Target AND Sam's Club here years ago and the smaller businesses around me STILL thrived. PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ENUF $$ TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE NOW. Yeah, I know, some idiot on here, after reading my pleading of poverty and losing my job, told to "go to WalMart."

The existance of those stores in the area in NO WAY negates the point that people did not have disposable income to sustain the stores that were lost. No disposable income because of lower wages, higher taxes, higher health care premiums, higher gas and utility - oh for God's sake - USE YOUR HEAD!

You people really piss me of with your stupidity. Big chain stores, big oil, big coal whine whine whine. Always an excuse.
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Do a little digging first. [link to www.bizjournals.com]
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You almost had me. Looked on Google maps found Walmart, Target, Sam's club that is booming not far from this mall. This is what these stores do to your communities. We all have this story. Welcome to the club!
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Noooooo, it wasn't a "trick." You almost had me? What a super sleuth! Let me get this straight, you missed the entire point of this posting because of Walmart, Target and Sam's Club? Hey dummy - we had WalMart Target AND Sam's Club here years ago and the smaller businesses around me STILL thrived. PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ENUF $$ TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE NOW. Yeah, I know, some idiot on here, after reading my pleading of poverty and losing my job, told to "go to WalMart."

The existance of those stores in the area in NO WAY negates the point that people did not have disposable income to sustain the stores that were lost. No disposable income because of lower wages, higher taxes, higher health care premiums, higher gas and utility - oh for God's sake - USE YOUR HEAD!

You people really piss me of with your stupidity. Big chain stores, big oil, big coal whine whine whine. Always an excuse.
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[link to www.bizjournals.com]

Busted. Look, USE YOUR HEAD...You word off without taking account it is possible when getting plans to have the building remodeled...The Owners of the Mall came by each store and said "HEY, WE ARE RECONSTRUCTING...PLAN AHEAD OF TIME TO CLOSE DOWN WHILE THE BLUEPRINTS ARE BEING FINISHED."

I bet they ended up having enough time to have sales, move items, completely move over to a new location and start once again till this mall completed its plans.

Stop over reading into every generic bit of information, because it fits the puzzle. This is what I mean by don't feed the conspiracy sheep.

You tell them, OMG! Mall closing! Everyone starts a mad panic of "ITS THIS DAMN ECONOMY" only to have 3 weeks later a posting of "PLANS TO RE-CREATE OUR TOWNS MALL".

My nearby mall Sunday-Tuesday...EMPTY - STORE CLOSED - LOOKS LIKE A GHOST TOWN. Wensday - Saturday. People start rolling in and money starts flying...Week later, Mall get's a new store, some new sales, some new fancy paint. Everyone in this city talks about how boring that mall is...come the weekend though, like I said...it is Teenager Territory.
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Maybe they will turn it into a femacamp
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These are good things...the "mega-mall" syndrome conditoned us to consume more anyways. Let it go, start producing and re-purposing goods within your community.
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all it needs is zombies...
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Do a little digging first. [link to www.bizjournals.com]
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I would say this post is a check mate to the video.
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95% of those stores are closed and people are putting up bullshit flags? Did any of you retards even watch the video?

I swear GLP has the largest percentage of down syndrome posters I've ever seen in one location. Complete, full blown retardation...

Stop and ask yourself... What would anyone gain by making this video and sharing it with you? Hell, people are so fuckin stupid they can't even fucking figure out where he's at and he TELLS YOU at least three times and you even see the mall LOGO at one point in the video...

I thought people were pretty stupid on GLP, but I'm now realizing they are far beyond stupid... No words describe the level of retardation in this thread.



Thanks for sharing the video.. that is some depressing shit.
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This has been happening for decades. It's usually due to poor planning, poor management, or larger mega-malls opening close to the area post-construction.

Here's an example from the 80's and 90's in my area. Look at the pictures and they are much worse.

[link to www.labelscar.com]
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I went to the mall today and it was a lot of people buying shit! JCPenny's was very busy.
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Every area is different.
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This is very true. I live in Central Virginia the area has held up pretty good since the economy went down the shitter. We haven't been over run with the mentally ill Liberals yet!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27020887


Well sure, everyone in Northern Virginia lives on our federal taxes.