That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

August 27, 2007

Longest Blockquotes Ever

Filed under: "coliseum mall",newmarket fair mall — Anita @ 11:33 pm

I had these two mall related dreams Sunday morning:

I had both Coliseum and Newmarket Fair dreams. In the Coliseum Mall dream, I think I had missed the demolition ceremony for the mall, and I had also missed a television special about the demolition. I got so upset by this I started crying, and somehow my cries appeased someone, and they had found me footage of the TV special, but the footage I was able to see looked as though it was shot though binoculars, all I could see was a distance shot of the mall area. The mall was gone, but the J.C. Penney and the Hechts (yeah, when I was writing this dream down, I didn’t write Macys, whoops) was still up, but the new J.C. Penney was built and open — it seemed teeny tiny compared to the old J.C. Penney. And the footage looked very old, as though it was shot on the mall’s opening day, not 30 something years later when the mall was dead.

The Newmarket Fair dream I had took place after the mall stopped being a mall. Everything had been painted white (I guess as a primer coat), and even the insides of stores had been gutted and replaced with white dry wall. I was walking around, pretty much lost since everything was white. Then I realized that I had become trapped in the mall — and that Snape guy from the Harry Potter books and movies was keeping me captive. Every entrance in and out of a store had been drywalled over as I was walking through the mall, and I was trapped in the stores. I thought I was trapped there forever, until I saw a small opening between the dry wall, and the floor on the second level of the mall right above Sears. I could look through this space, and I could see a red light coming from the old Sears sign, and the floor to the first level. The space between the dry wall and the floor was large enough for me (shuh, yeah I know that must of been a BIG opening) to squeeze and fall through onto the first floor. I was scared, but I knew that it was my only way out. So I squeeze though the opening, and fell onto the first floor of the mall in front of Sears. There on the first floor was this annoying as —- student at my school who is never prepared for his classes, and is always clueless about everything. I assume we both ran out of the mall.



  1. Cool dreams (well, to read about if not have).

    It’s prob. kinda duh to say you dreamt of Hecht’s and not Macy’s for some reason or another–some connection you have to that time if not with the place. If you buy into Carl Jung and such, every distortion hopes to illustrate a point.

    Clueless classmate sounds kin to the dream about taking finals for the class you haven’t been to all semester. With September drawing nigh, one could think you’re dreaming ahead of schedule. Or right on time.

    One more duh vague comment: with the constant shift of commercial trends and attendant shifts in real estate and landscape (here, the demolition of the Coliseum Mall & the flyover, repurposing Newmarket Fair), one can feel like a bit of an exile in one’s own backyard.

    Suddenly, without moving, you’re someplace new. Which will certainly prompt a few dreams.

    Let’s hope Peninsula Town Center is worth the waiting in between.

    Comment by Kevin Seward — August 28, 2007 @ 7:58 am | Reply

  2. I actually had a strange and kind of unrelated dream of Cinderella City Mall. It involved banana slurpees.

    Comment by Jonah N — September 1, 2007 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  3. My best friend’s mother worked at the Newmarket North Leggett back in the 80s and we used to hang out there all the time. Another friend and I used to play James Bond with water pistols there because it was two story and more fun. These days we’d probably get arrested.

    Comment by Sorcha — October 15, 2007 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

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