Pekin Mall (East Court Village); Pekin, Illinois

This is one that started it all for us. During 1998 and 1999, Caldor and I took road trips on many weekends throughout the upper midwest. It started out by exploring various cities, often driving around aimlessly. Eventually we wanted to get out and stretch our legs, so we’d look for public places we could […]

Eastern Hills Mall; Williamsville, New York

In most major metropolitan areas, the Eastern Hills Mall would be a success. But not in Buffalo! Poor Buffalo, really. It’s bitterly cold out there, they’re responsible for the Goo Goo Dolls (as opposed to, say, The Replacements), and like most Great Lakes cities, the major industries have shifted elsewhere laying the groundwork for the […]

Beltway Plaza; Greenbelt, Maryland

The Beltway Plaza is a very strange, mid-sized mall located in the northeastern suburbs of Washington, DC, near (as its name so slyly suggests) the beltway. It has about 1,000,000 square feet of floor space and hosts around 110 stores, and was one of the more interesting malls that I discovered in Mid-Atlantic Adventure™ last […]

Bergen Mall; Paramus, New Jersey

Paramus, New Jersey boasts one of the largest concentrations of retail space in the United States, with over 6 million square feet of retail clustered around the junctions of routes 4 and 17. At one time or another, there have been no less than six enclosed shopping malls within a few miles of this junction, […]

Aurora Mall; Aurora, Colorado

  What better activity is there on a cold January day than going to the mall?  That’s just what I did on a free day I had back in January, 2005, in the Denver area.  My first stop was east suburban Aurora Mall, one of Aurora, Colorado’s two enclosed centers.  It’s located at the interchange […]

Summit Place Mall; Waterford, Michigan

Dear readers, I’m back from my extended weekend in the Detroit area.  Why Detroit, you ask?  Well, the area has always fascinated me beyond belief.  The way the entire city is this fallow wasteland, seeming as though it is sleeping, like some sort of urban garden that hasn’t been watered in a while.  Juxtapose that […]

Rolling Acres Mall; Akron, Ohio

Rolling Acres Mall is a sad, forgotten behemoth of a mall located in the southwest corner of Akron, Ohio.  Due largely to renovations at other Akron-area malls, the nationwide trend away from enclosed dinosaur malls, and possibly the region’s downfall as a whole, Rolling Acres Mall has fallen on some very hard times recently. Rolling Acres Mall opened with huge […]

Iverson Mall; Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

I’m back from my long weekend spent in the Mid-Atlantic, and did I ever find some doozies! You, dear Labelscar reader, are in for some treats. I thought I might start with one of the most interesting malls that I found: The Iverson Mall in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland. Located along Maryland Route 5 about a […]