A 2020 report by the National Association of Realtors reveals various case studies about what might be done with former mall properties, those temples to suburban retail consumerism that have fallen victim to changing buying habits in the era of Amazon.
Some attempts have been successful, some not, others remain fanciful but as yet unfulfilled.
In the Nashville neighborhood of Antioch, for example, the former Hickory Hollow Mall was supposed to be repurposed as a skating rink, community college campus and library. But in late 2019 the whole deal collapsed. Recently a new owner stepped in but has not announced