An opinion piece on Bloomberg.com — Goodbye, Malls of America– lists the reasons:
1. “The malling of America is done.”
2. NY state “leads the pack” of places with dying/abandoned malls, with 42. The article provides a link to Deadmalls.com.
3. Online shopping is coming close to equaling 6% of total U.S. retail.
4. Younger folks are more inclined to buy online than older folks (meaning the prospects for malls from here aren’t so great).