Robert Hart sends this picture of the Rhode Island Mall in Warwick. He writes:
My local mall in Rhode Island, which I haven't visted in about a year, has only five stores left in it. I was talking to the employees in several stores and they all thanked me for stopping by. I saw many vacant storefronts with signs saying, closing in Feb 2009 which were vacant. There is a Sears that has everything on sale, a Walmart and a Kohl's left. I think it was in decline due to Providence Place Mall, but this recession is killing it. Walking inside felt almost post apocalyptic, it was scary.
Bonus: Credit crisis puts another mall owner on the ropes