I uploaded a 40 page booklet showing ads for the opening of Irondequoit Mall in 1990. The mall is best known for its demise. It has been sitting almost empty for more than 10 years. The new owner is planning to make it “mixed use” which means that it will probably become more office space than retail.
It was a nice looking mall when it opened; especially the glass ceiling. Much easier to get around while shopping as it was two stories. It soon got a bad reputation for having lots of crime. That reputation was only partially true but it made customers stay away. Stores started closing and it made even more customers to stay away.
The booklet shows a lot of national stores which no longer are in business. Malls in general are in trouble, especially from online retailers.