That Mall’s Sick And That Store’s Dead!

April 5, 2014

Snow injures Michigan Kmart (1/14)

Filed under: Kmart,Uncategorized — Anita @ 2:50 am

Howard Riefs, a spokesperson for the company, emailed a statement about the collapse:

“The Kmart in Saginaw Township (5105 Gratiot Road) will be closed until further notice. Early this morning the store’s roof collapsed due to the heavy snow. The store was not open and there were no injuries. We are working with the landlord on next steps for repair to the store. The nearby Kmart stores in Bay City, Midland and Clio are open to serve our members with their shopping needs.”


Here is a more recent article:

I don’t see that place ever reopening. I mean it is Kmart, can they afford to fix the place?

March 29, 2014

“KMart Sandwiches, 1980″

Filed under: Kmart,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 6:12 pm

kmart sandwiches, November 6, 1980


Here’s the recipe:

I’m 30, so I totally missed the whole Kmart deli. The only good thing that came out of ours growing up was that they had little glass bottles of Tropicana Twister.

“Area HQ’s Closing” 9/10/99 (Daily Press)

Filed under: dead chains,Hampton,Mercury Plaza,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 6:03 pm


March 18, 2014

Woodville Mall

Filed under: other malls,signs — Anita @ 10:49 pm


Wood Co. officials seek to close Woodville Mall – Toledo Blade. (2011)


I forgot that this was the mall that had this awesome logo. Look how 1988 that is.

This mall was shut down due to safety violations in 2011, and was finally torn down this year.

Possible CBS Sunday Morning appearance March 25th?

Filed under: — Anita @ 3:56 pm

There might be a segment on coming up soon. I don’t know the details.

Also there has been a lot of articles lately about malls dying (I think this new batch of articles came with the Sabarro bankruptcy, and now writers are all “omg remember the mall?” about it, you know? I had to disable my deadmalls email from my iPhone because my poor phone was going ding ding ding ding ding.

March 7, 2014

I-Team 10 Investigation: Photos inside the Medley Centre (Rochester) |

Filed under: — Anita @ 6:11 pm

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Updated: 03/07/2014 5:43 PM

Created: 03/07/2014 4:03 PM

By: Brett Davidsen

There have been pictures released of the recent water damage from outside of the Medley Centre. But News10NBC is the only station with photos of damage inside the empty mall.

I-Team 10 got those photos and other documentation Friday after submitting a Freedom of Information request to the town of Irondequoit several weeks ago. They show damage the town supervisor calls “significant”.

The pictures are from inside the Medley Center. They were taken by the town in January after pipes ruptured inside the empty area of the mall. I-Team 10’s Brett Davidson met with the fire marshal and town supervisor to find out about the significance of the damage.

The pictures show ceiling tiles strewn throughout areas of the mall. The town says it is the result of water damage that occurred when the fire sprinkler system pipes burst during a spell of very cold weather in January. The mall was not heated at the time.

Two Macy’s employees were first to report the water problems. In typed statements, they recalled hearing the sounds of pipes bursting and water flowing.

In the photos, there are bent sprinkler pipes and icicles growing from the end of the sprinkler. There is standing water along with sediment from inside the pipes covering the floor. The floor tiles are buckling throughout and ice coats one of the exit doors.

According to the documents I-Team 10′s obtained, the mall owner was given three notices of code violations and the town says owner Scott Congel has had crews inside the mall in recent weeks to clean up the mess.

Irondequoit Town Supervisor Adam Bello said, “Anybody who saw the true economic value in the property, which I think anyone in Irondequoit sees. Unfortunately I don’t think Mr. Congel saw that value in the property and if he did he wouldn’t have let this happen because this is pretty significant. The building now needs significant repairs.”

Congel was supposed to have a walk through with the town fire marshal last week to show what progress he’s made in fixing the violations, but canceled that meeting. An email to a partner of Congel’s was not returned Friday.

via I-Team 10 Investigation: Photos inside the Medley Centre |



I haven’t seen new interior pics of a dead mall in a long time <3 .

February 6, 2014

Bunny Cookie – Lip Smacker Blog

Filed under: Retail/Mall fan websites — Anita @ 11:07 pm

Bunny Cookie – Lip Smacker Blog.


I love this blog, even if I personally cannot use lip smakers because they kinda make me sick. I love that packaging though.

January 9, 2014

Dinosaur Dracula’s look at Hot Topic’s website from 1998

Filed under: then & now — Anita @ 6:25 pm

Buncha random t-shirts. Totally forgot about the Taco Bell dog. I escaped that fad unscathed, but this chihuahua really was a fashion kingpin back then. I can sorta see the appeal of a shirt that turned the dog into Che Guevara, but the one below it just looked like the fifth-tier prize in a Taco Bell instant winner game.

December 23, 2013

“RIP Mighty Wings: A Look Back at the Greatest Fast Food Failures” (Jezebel)

Filed under: McDonalds — Anita @ 11:59 pm

RIP Mighty Wings: A Look Back at the Greatest Fast Food Failures.

December 22, 2013

Never forget the Crazy Black Friday Target lady commercials

Filed under: commercials,Target — Anita @ 8:25 pm

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Crazy Black Friday Target Lady Playlist – YouTube.

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