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From the Ruins of a Retail Meltdown, Post-Industrial Playgrounds Emerge

From the Ruins of a Retail Meltdown, Post-Industrial Playgrounds Emerge

The retail apocalypse has left empty shells of department stores scattered across the American landscape. It’s been especially hard for Sears, the once mighty retailer that now appears to be on its deathbed. But while the ghosts of the chain’s big-box stores haunt suburban and exurban strip malls, a few relics of the company’s past are actually thriving for the first time in decades.

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