I haven't been to a mall for over a decade. In the 70s and 80s the family types and elderly where there. The family types for shopping...the elderly for a safe climate controlled area for walking.
Last time I went to one I had going to for a long time...it was a mess. Products were aimed at a more ghetto crowd and the criminal element was very obvious. There is nothing at a mall I can't find online (usually at a lower price) or at Walmart, Target, or KMart. Going to a mall is just asking for trouble.