Since all the transportation and bus lines lead to malls, they are turning the almost failed malls into apartments and business parks as the retail leaves. There is a mall in town that has rides and non-shopping stuff to do as well in order to stay alive.
Malls and Mall type places are going to keep existing, the form they take is going to change and adapt. As someone said in one of these threads a year or so back, the malls for rich people are thriving. The malls aiming at the middle class are doomed.