Why are some New Jersey malls struggling to stay open?

Twenty-eight so-called enclosed malls dot New Jersey, and except for high-end enclaves like The Mall at Short Hills, many struggle to stay profitable.

“That’s the other dimension of retooling malldom in New Jersey, shifting activities to experience, health, wellness and a whole range of other functions that weren’t even anticipated 20 years ago,” said James Hughes, dean emeritus of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

NJTV News, July 28, 2018