How Dying Retail Locations Find New Life As Thriving Mixed-Use Communities

Once the epicenter of local communities in decades past, malls across America now sit largely vacant as the rise of e-commerce dramatically changed the shopping landscape. Occupancy and foot traffic in most U.S. malls was already decreasing long before the pandemic — which has only furthered their decline. With the fate of malls left uncertain, forward-thinking investors and developers can seize the opportunity to reimagine these spaces for mixed-use properties. While in the past the only solution for malls was a revolving door of various retail partners, renovations to mixed-use properties will likely be the future. Read more at Forbes.