“We've been talking about the death of the shopping mall for as long as I can remember. When the shopping mall faced the Home Shopping Network, they said 'the shopping mall is going to be dead.' When they had the catalogue, they said it was going to be dead. When there were power centers built with specialty retail, they said 'the mall is going to be dead.' Somehow the mall has continued to evolve.”

General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani, as quoted in the Birmingham Business Journal