With Sears closing its store, Aerie closing soon, and rumors that JCPenney will be shuttering its doors as well, it’s not hard to imagine Bangor mall becoming a quiet building with only a handful of open shops. Malls across the country are experiencing the same lack of interest in the traditional methods of shopping. It’s probable that online shopping has slowly killed these brick and mortar shops similar to the demise of brick and mortar bookstores in 2011. Regardless of the cause, it’s clear that malls and traditional shopping are becoming a thing of the past.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean the demise of Bangor Mall. True, it will have to make some changes to bring back customers, but it would be much better than dying a slow death as first the cornerstone shops close followed by the smaller shops until nothing is left.. . . more