[reposted from unterkayness, epic backstory to be found there]
On her way to work, school and Lane Bryant, Anita Rose has been keeping tabs on dead & dying retail in the Hampton Roads area and thereabouts. The now long gone Coliseum Mall and Mercury Plaza. The pretty much totally repurposed Newmarket North/Newmarket Fair mall. The extant time machine to '89 that is Southpark Mall.
Beyond southeastern Virginia, the Sickmalls blog has links to other retail blogs and sites dedicated to once ubiquitous chains like Caldor and Ames. And Anita also has a hand in Deadmalls.com.
But shunting over to the big grid experience, you'll miss some cool details and such.
So go see for yourself why That Mall's Sick And That Store's Dead! wins with special recommendation the E for Excellent blog award.