Once the world’s largest shopping center, Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio now looks like it was pulled straight out of Resident Evil or The Walking Dead:
Rolling Acres Mall opened in 1975 and eventually grew to house more than 140 stores before its popularity began declining due to rumors of gang violence and the loss of all five of its “anchor” stores (Target, Sears, Macy’s, JCPenny, and Dillard’s) and many other stores besides throughout the early 2000s. Now, despite still hosting a Storage of America facility and a Pinnacle Paper Recycling facility, the mall has fallen into rampant disrepair.
Reportedly, Rolling Acres has now become a favored location for geocaching, speculating about impending zombie apocalypses, or hatching plans to hold grand paintball battles and the like in those dilapidated courtyards. It seems it would also make for a great photo shoot locale.
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