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Barstow Factory Merchants Outlet Mall - Ghost Mall

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Please rate, share and subscribe. Thank you! -------------------------------------------------------------- Barstow Factory Merchants Outlet Mall - Ghost Mall (aka "Dead" Mall) Originally opened for business in 1988, the mall seemed to be at its peak in the early 90's. In 1992 the mall boasted over two million visitors. Now it's just a "Ghost Mall" also known as a "Dead Mall". There were once hundreds of stores at this thriving desert mall. the Gap, Lenox China, Guess, Ralph Lauren Polo, Coach, Izod, Monet, Jones New York, Royal Doulton, Bugle Boy, Van Heusen, Gloria Vanderbilt, Fieldcrest Cannon and Sony, just to name a few. In the late 80's and early 90's this was the place to stop when traveling back and forth to and from Las Vegas from Southern California and the desert communities. It was convenient to stop, stretch your legs and get a cold drink. Then spend a couple of hours browsing through the stores. The overhead speakers still pipe music through the closed off sections of the mall. The perky prerecorded announcement entices visitors to stop at the food court for a refreshing soda or an ice cream. The food court is closed. The mall is starting to show signs of neglect and vandalism. The only public restroom remaining open has seen better days. There was a time when the parking lot was packed. Buses brought groups to the mall and hoards of commuters would circle, searching for a parking spot. Now, it's not unusual to see only one or two lone cars in the parking lot. The last few to visit as this mall takes is last gasp. Once, there were hundreds of shops in this 330,310 square foot mall, now according to the sign, as of June, 2013, there are only seven merchants remaining. I've seen this place open, watched as it boomed and now it's decline. It's just sad to see this once vibrant place evolve into a ghost town. Hopefully the future will bring some life back into this place in the desert. Photography by Jay Scott Wood Fine Photography ©2013 all rights reserved. Soundtrack "Oceanic Dawn" by DJ Masque http://sampleswap.org/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=47067