We have 2 malls close by, one is on death watch as well. I think they will have a section turned into an indoor flea market soon. The big stores are gone. The smaller retail stores sell thug clothing, baseball hats that must be worn sideways and cheap shoes. Other stores you’d never expect to see in a mall, (or anywhere else).
40 miles from me is a high end mall with a Nordstrom’s and other over priced stores. It might make the target list for a independent wackjob as there are frequent car jackings and other crimes aimed at affluent shoppers.