New transit-oriented, mixed-use walkable downtowns, like this one in Rockville, Md., are often replacing indoor shopping malls and strip malls that once defined suburban America. Federal Realty Investment Trust/Courtesy of WDG Architecture hide caption

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

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Wetzel's Pretzels employee Emperatriz Orozco hands out free samples at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall. Steve Henn/NPR hide caption

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A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

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Lenox Mall, in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, used to be the site of a country home estate and is now a traditional indoor mall with two anchor stores. Madeline Veira/Youth Radio hide caption

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

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Frankie Soto is in charge of the "underground" rock shows at an empty storefront in Stockton's Normandy Village Shopping Center. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

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Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

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