Last week my son and I made our weekly trip to Eastland Mall and I noticed that another popular retail store was closing.
Long Live the Mall
I love going to the mall, and stopping in some of my favorite stores all in one place. And I guess that I have passed this on to my son. We make our regular rounds through Eastland Mall searching for Funko Pops, shoes, and cool t-shirts. Let me tell you, if BoxLunch and Hot Topic ever close, it will be the end of times for me!
In recent months, Eastland Mall has said goodbye to H & M, Tilly's, and PacSun. Trendy clothing is the common denominator with all three of these stores. Honestly, it seems like teens and young adults prefer to thrift, and that is probably hurting retail stores.
*Scroll Down To See What Eastland Mall Looked Like in the 1980s
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