Whither the American Mall?

The old Emporium dome lives on at San Francisco’s Westfield Centre

The weary, wobbling American mall is a piece of today’s weary American story that’s hard to ignore. This story is about just one — which is still wobbling a bit, but working to emerge from its lingering depression.

In the Before Days — before pandemic, before economic woes, before Amazon — were the malls. Like Chicago’s Water Tower Place, Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza, Seattle’s Pacific Place or the ultimate mega-consumer…