Although reportedly not shutting off permanently (thank the AMC) the thing is melting like the ice-caps, mercilessly beat down by everyone’s hot-eyed, conversion to Governor’s Square, which probably offers about the same boxy, gruel for aesthetic constituents. Actually, foregoing its tottering finances and lack of ‘viable’ shopping experiences, the Tallahassee Mall is just an older, bulkier version of the old, bulky mess that Governor’s Sq. is today. Neither is fun, and yet somehow they manage to attract the semblance of utility, warm distraction perhaps.
Although Tallahassee Mall has reached its crash, just waiting for the wreckage to stop feeling sorry for itself, it doesn't seem likely that Governor’s Sq may last much longer: already it’s beginning to get desperate and strange, how malls begin to collect those odds and ends in their tucked-away corners (there’s a gourmet popcorn stand, an oxymoron that demands some credit) like symptoms of a losing struggle against the Modern Disease called the Internet.
While the Tallahassee Mall continues to survive, it could not be called a successful mall, and many locals believe that the growing outdoor shopping center in Fallschase will be what causes the final end for this early seventies mall. It is expected that a number of the key retailers will move to this new site, as well as the AMC, leaving fewer reasons for people to visit the mall. It remains to be seen whether the current ownership will find a way to rejuvenate and save Tallahassee Mall, or whether this is another mall doomed to obscurity.
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