Phoenix Village Mall; Fort Smith, Arkansas

It’s rare that we encounter a shopping mall in such a terrible condition as this one.  We were headed south in March 2008 and enroute we discovered the gem of Phoenix Village Mall.  Opened in 1970, Phoenix Village Mall was not only the first mall in Fort Smith but also the first in all of Arkansas.  Unfortunately, though, […]

Mall at Turtle Creek; Jonesboro, Arkansas

Over the years we’ve spent a great deal of time investigating why malls die.  We’ve found a great number of reasons, and one of the most popular of these has been competition.  We hate to sound general, but it’s happened all over the place, and probably close to you too.  The newer, shinier mall (replace ‘mall’ […]

Indian Mall; Jonesboro, Arkansas

Over the years we’ve spent a great deal of time investigating why malls die.  We’ve found a great number of reasons, and one of the most popular of these has been competition.  We hate to sound general, but it’s happened all over the place, and probably close to you too.  The newer, shinier mall (replace ‘mall’ […]

University Mall; Little Rock, Arkansas

While we may not be able to represent all 50 states in 2007, contributor Michael Lisicky is helping inch us along with this dead mall, the University Mall in Little Rock, Arkansas: I am not from Little Rock. I have never been to Little Rock. But recently I flew to Little Rock, just for the […]