These shuttered malls were reborn in the most unexpected ways — and transformed their communities in the process.

With Amazon and online shopping getting easier and more convenient every day, the allure of conventional shopping malls is dwindling. Malls are becoming a thing of the past, and soon it may be hard to find one in the wild. In fact, some experts believe that one out of every four malls in America will close by 2022. In 2017 alone, more than 8,600 retail stores in the U.S. were estimated to close up shop – including big retailers like Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney that malls rely on to draw in customers.

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