These 40 Snaps From The ’70s And ’80s Will Take You Right Back To The Glory Days Of Shopping Malls

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Across the ’70s and ’80s, America was shopping mall-mad. The hub of day-to-day life, you might remember the mall as the post-school hangout spot of your teens, the go-to pit stop for a bite to eat or even a place to enjoy some entertainment. As online shopping and skyrocketing rents strip malls bare today, these 40 photos will send you back to the Stranger Things era when shopping malls were new, offered you everything and were definitely not just for errand-running.