Wikipedia:WikiProject Shopping Centers

WikiProject Shopping Centers
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WikiProject Shopping Centers, formerly WikiProject Dead Malls, is a project to better organize information in articles related to shopping centers. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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  • 14 Jul 2024St Oswalds Retail Park (talk · edit · hist) AfDed by Mdann52 (t · c) was closed as delete by Explicit (t · c) on 21 Jul 2024; see discussion (7 participants)

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Scope

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WikiProject Shopping Centers exists to better coordinate efforts to enlarge and improve Wikipedia's coverage of notable shopping centers. Specifically, it deals with all articles relating to indoor shopping malls, outdoor shopping centers, and also dead malls.

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Essays

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How you can help

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To build the community:

  • Join this project by adding your name to the list below.
  • Add this page to your watchlist, and keep up with what needs doing.

To identify and improve shopping center pages:

  • Locate pages that need attention, then add them to the list below.
  • Have a go at editing a page from the list below.
  • To provide guidelines for writing about dead malls.

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To Do

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Main Priority

  • Get at least 1 shopping mall to featured article status.
  • Our easiest way to do this is to try and improve an article in the Good Article list, I would suggest Southdale Center, the first modern "shopping mall" in America!

In Related Areas:

In terms of shopping malls in particular, as of June 22, 2020, I have found three malls that have directly attributed the pandemic to the permanent closure of their business. These malls are Northgate Mall in Durham, North Carolina,[1] Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix, Arizona,[2] and Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington.[3]

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Malls

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Let's start with our stubs. We have 1,321 stubs within the scope of our project! Help where you can!

  • Insert more here!

Participants

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Active: (active in 2022)

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Active: (active in 2020)

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Active: (active in 2024)

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Awaiting Response

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Structure

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Articles about individual malls, especially defunct ones, should take a look primarily at the mall's history. Most reasonable people would not build a retail center like a shopping mall intending for it to fail. Thus the guiding question on these kinds of articles is, "What brought this facility to the state it is in today?"

A few points worth including when writing or refining an article on a shopping mall if sources can be found:

  • Planning - What was there before? Why did the design take on the attributes it did?
  • Construction - How long did it take to build? Any problems?
  • Opening - What was the grand opening like?
  • Ownership - Who owned/owns it? Were there any changes in ownership?
  • Stores - What stores were in the mall when it opened? What about later years? What anchor or other noteworthy stores are in the mall now? See Wikipedia:WikiProject Shopping Centers/Anchors and tenants for more details.
  • Renovations - Was the mall ever renovated? When? How many times was it renovated? What was changed? Does a source state why the mall was renovated?

If the mall is a dead mall, the following may also be taken into consideration:

  • Decline - What factors caused stores to leave the mall? Was it a single event, or a series of events? Was the cause local (e.g. crime in the area, better shopping elsewhere in the town), or outside the local area (e.g. corporate decisions to close stores, especially when an anchor store is closed).
  • Closure - When did the mall close (if applicable)? What caused the plug to finally be pulled on this mall? Which stores were the last to leave? Did any stores remain open after the mall itself closed?
  • Disposition - What happened to the mall following its closure? Was it demolished? What replaced it? Does it remain standing and abandoned? Was the mall converted for other non-retail uses?

Ideally, such information should be listed in chronological order.

Pages covered by this project

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Articles covered by this project are sorted and rated according to quality. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Shopping Centers/Assessment for more information about the rating next to the article titles.

Note: In Progress

Adopt an article

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Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

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Infoboxes

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{{infobox shopping mall}}

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Currently, the only 3 existing Templates are:

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Assessment

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List - Log - Statistics


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See also

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Watchlist

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Please check the watchlist here!

  1. ^ Eanes, Zachery. "Northgate Mall in Durham to close permanently, citing COVID-19 economic strain". www.NewsObserver.com. The News & Observer. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Sources: Metrocenter Mall closing June 30 after 47 years of operation". FOX 10 Phoenix. Fox 10 Phoenix. 20 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  3. ^ Allison, Jacqueline. "Cascade Mall to close at end of June". goSkagit. Skagit Valley Herald. Retrieved 22 June 2020.