Funeral Held For Mall Slated To Be Demolished

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (WCCO) — Mall rats will be mourning the loss of the Brookdale Shopping Center next week by holding a funeral for their beloved mall.

A public Facebook page has been created to say goodbye to the Brooklyn Center building, which is slated to eventually be demolished and redeveloped for new business.

The memorial will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 7-10 p.m. in the Sears parking lot.

The page asks mourners to, “Wear your best black outfit or black arm bands to show your grief. Let’s share photos and stories of the mall that we grew up near. Many of us have wonderful memories from the time the Mall was built until now.”

The mall originally opened in 1962. It closed in 2010 due to dwindling business and losses.

In May, Brooklyn Center Mayor Tim Willson said, “The days of a typical mall are pretty much over. They’re very expensive to maintain, to heat and keep in place.”


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