Malls are here to stay! internet sales are sight unseen products...high shipping costs...damage in transit and the like. When they get to adding the sales tax to internet sales...that plus the shipping and handling will make the malls equally competitive pricewise. Internet sales are but 30% of all sales. Sales I general are down because so much of the spendable dollars people have are going into their gas tanks. Few salary increases due to an abundance of available people and a #$%$ economy in general all add up. Don't fall for the "brick and mortar hype...they are here to stay!