Yesterday evening I checked out the Genesee County Mall in Batavia, New York. After Watergate and the career of Molly Hatchet, it was the worst thing to come out of the 1970s. City planners bought into the mall fad and tore down a row of pre-existing businesses to install a ghost town. "Nobody's here!" said one kid who walked in with her father. "Yeah," said the dad emphatically, "nobody's here is right!" You can read more about this monstrosity (yes, someone wrote a book chapter about how bad this mall is) in Bill Kauffman's Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette.
The "Cardiology" store
The dog supply store, one of the few open at 6 PM on a Monday.
$ee It $ell is an Ebay store a la The 40 Year Old Virgin
Hiding Place indeed
From the main concourse
The main stage. I think they have square dancing here once a week.
Last time I was here a shoe display remained outside but the store was just as dark.
The "Rural Opportunites" store
I needed a flash to capture Sunny's because the lights were out.