For quite some time now, I’ve been completely obsessed with shopping malls built in the 1980s. Some are still going strong, like the mall a few miles from my home. I often walk around this two-story building, reveling in pockets of retro goodness, thanks to department stores that haven’t remodeled since the decade of decadence. Then there are the abandoned malls, like another one close to home that’s increasingly closed off, thanks to an upcoming project that will likely destroy any remaining traces of the ‘80s.
Luckily some are documenting these aging and “dead” shopping malls in all of their 1980s glory. Thank goodness. Today we shine the spotlight on a few of our favorite pics from the blog Duck Pie. The space of choice: an abandoned food court from North Bethesda, Maryland’s White Flint Mall.
Neon lighting, retro-fabulous murals and Deco-style tiling make this space AMAZING, even in its abandoned state. In fact, there’s still a lot to love about this dining spot, which still somehow seems full of life. I sincerely hope there are a few more photo shoots (and maybe even a fashion shoot) in this food court before all is said and done.
Check out more ’80s-style pics at Duck Pie. Do you have an abandoned mall in your city? Know of any great sources of “dead mall” pics online? Please share these below in the comments section…