As a proud-to-be-former New Jerseyian, even most of us aren't this tasteless. And out of the two malls I grew up near, one is slowly dying, and one is not-so-slowly dying. The consumer base clearly does not exist.
This thing reeks of a future moral lesson against consumption. Who even thinks that a bigger mall is a better mall? A bigger mall means I need to park even farther away, walk past even more stinky perfume and pretzel stores, and deal with even more intolerable people.