I had to travel to Miami.
I went to Aventura Mall.
It was busy, bustling is a good word for it.
It had grown since I last saw it in 2018.
I’ve been to several other malls in other cities in other states in the last couple of years.
Many had vacant store fronts and looked like they were dying.
Yes, yes, I know. Amazon killed the mall
Amazon only delivered the coup de grace after COVID restrictions put it on death’s door.
Ending restrictions, keeping things open, and ending mask mandates seems to have done much better for brick and mortar in Florida than other more heave handed restrictions in other places.