Schaden – ‘fried’
This one should get rid of the rest of my readers. Thanks to both of you!
I know. I know. Sometimes toilet humour happens.
Mum and sis are pretty decent on the piano, and dad was a harmonica player in his prime. I did not have the patience and preferred the instant gratification of drawing and tennis!
It does seem that malls are on the way out, and the pandemic has hastened that transition. The strip mall seems to be doing well. By definition they are sets of stores in a row, with a sidewalk or pavement in front. In Canada (and the US) they are often accompanied by an ‘anchor’ store, or a ‘big box’ store, like a Walmart, Canadian Tire, or a Cineplex movie chain. Many of these are in the suburbs where land square footage is a bit cheaper.
I could be wrong (it’s happened from time to time), of course, and perhaps malls will undergo a renaissance. Not really sure what that will look like, though.