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Author: dagoss
Posted: April 04, 2021 (03:58 AM)
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I don't know if it's the pandemic or the fact that they were a thing when I was a kid and now they are not, but I find myself nostalgic for 90s style malls lately. I wonder if that kind of nostalgia was part of the concept here.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 04, 2021 (10:44 AM)
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As my review's intro perhaps makes clear, malls were almost like an amusement park for me as a kid. I didn't get to visit them often at all, because the nearest ones were 80 miles away. There were two of them, in the city of Bend. We mostly went there when I was a kid only for our annual school shopping trip, to get the clothes I would wear out over the next year. Funnily enough, when I got married, I had started attending the community college in Bend on scholarship. So I kept going, and I had to find local work, naturally. I lived in Bend for the next five years or so, and wound up working at the theater in one of the malls, and as an appliance salesman in the Sears at the other of the malls. I was there long enough to see one of the malls essentially torn down and turned into a very successful shopping plaza that had a Best Buy where I purchased my Xbox 360. The other mall, as far as I know, is still operational even though most or even all of the stores I care about have closed. Anyway, malls have played a surprisingly large role in my life, given how much of it I have spent living rurally. So I have nostalgia for them and I think so must a lot of people who grew up around them.

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