While malls across the country are closing, Eastland Mall is thriving as a tri-state shopping destination. It's a great place to hang out with friends, grab a bite to eat, and shop til' you drop.

It's been widely reported through the years that shopping malls are declining. It's because the internet has changed the way we shop. While online shopping is much easier, I prefer to try on clothes, look for bargains, and make it a fun day. Who doesn't like some good ole' fashioned retail therapy? With not many malls nearby to choose from, we're lucky to have one close to home. I went on Saturday and was shocked at how packed it was. There were hundreds of shoppers all through the mall. The food court was packed, with no empty seats. Parking was at the back of the parking lot by 11 AM. I haven't seen so many people at the mall for quite some time, but it shouldn't be surprising. If malls across America are dying, Eastland Mall in Evansville didn't get the memo!

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ARE SHOPPING MALLS IN AMERICA BECOMING OBSOLETE?

Before the pandemic, malls all across the country were already struggling to keep their doors open. According to a report from RetailWire, mall traffic has recovered strongly over the last two years. Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner in the U.S., ended the year with an occupancy rate of 94.9 percent for malls and outlets, up from 93.4 percent last year and just behind the 95.1 percent rate seen at pre-pandemic 2019’s close.

Business Insider added, In 2020, Coresight Research projected that 25% of the country's approximately 1,000 malls would close shop in the following 3-5 years. In April, analysts at UBS projected that 40,000-50,000 American retail stores would shut down by 2027. The decline of the American mall has left just 700 still standing. Soon there may be just 150 left.

Hopefully, Eastland Mall won't become another one of those statistics. We don't need another abandoned mall like in Owensboro.

Shoppers Enjoy a Day Out at Eastland Mall
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EASTLAND MALL IN EVANSVILLE IS GOING STRONG

Whether you stop by to shop, hang with friends, exercise, or eat at the food court Eastland Mall is a shopper's paradise. It's worth the short drive from anywhere in the tri-state. Although Macy's, Dillard's, and JCPenney are great anchor stores, there are still over 100 stores and restaurants to enjoy when visiting the mall.

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM

Location:
800 N. Green River Road
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 477-4848

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EASTLAND MALL STORES

Aeropostale
Ageless
All American Target
All-Star Sports Elite
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS
Animal World
Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers
Aspen Dental
At the Pier Arcade
Auntie Anne's
Bath & Body Works / White Barn
Beans & Baristas
Beauty Bar
BED BATH & BEYOND
Ben's Soft Pretzels
BJ's Restaurant | Brewhouse
Bourbon St. Grill
BoxLunch
Buckle
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Caliber Collision - Coming Soon
Carter's
Cell Pro
CHAMPS SPORTS
Chick-fil-A
China Experience
Claire's
Crunch Fitness - Coming Soon
David's Bridal
D-Ice
Dillard's
Dry Goods
Dunkin' Donuts
EXPRESS FACTORY STORE
Fashion Slippers
Fifth Third Bank
Finish Line
Foot Locker
FOREVER 21
GameStop
Gattitown
GNC Live Well.
Go! Calendars Go! Games Go! Toys
Gold & Gifts
Gotcha Boutique - Coming Soon
GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES
GREAT STEAK AMERICA'S PREMIER CHEESESTEAK
Hat Hut
HELZBERG DIAMONDS
Heritage Amusements
HIBBETT SPORTS
HOLLISTER Co.
Home Spa
Horton Team at Keller Williams - Capital Realty
HOT TOPIC
Icing
Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry
JCPenney
JOURNEYS
Journeys Kidz
Killas Arts
Lane Bryant
LensCrafters
Let's Play Arcade
Lids
Locker Room by Lids
Longhorn Steakhouse
M&W Home
Macy's
Maurices
Nori Japan - NEW
OLD NAVY
Olive Garden
PANDORA
Playa Azul - Coming Soon
Rogers & Brooke Jewelers
Rose Bears
Rue21
Sean Jeweler
SEPHORA
SHOE DEPT.
Shoe MGK
Simply Home Store
Spectrum
Spencer's
Sports Clips
Sports Fan
Sportsox
Spring Mobile, AT&T Authorized Retailer
STARBUCKS COFFEE
Sunglass Hut
SunShades
Sweet Treats Candy
T.G.I. FRIDAYS
Talbots / Talbots Petites
Talk N Fix
The Slime Factory - NEW
The Taqueria | GONZ'Z Steak Burgers
Thread Brow Bar
TORRID
Toy Bin
TRADEHOME
Unicorn Palace
Unique Design
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Visionworks
Windsor
YANKEE CANDLE
Yona Anime
Yona Beauty 2
Yona Beauty and Care
Zumiez

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