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5 Ways Shopping Malls Are Changing

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Visitors to the mall this holiday season will do a lot more than shop. Mini golf, anyone? Or maybe you’ll hit the gym, followed by dinner at a high-end restaurant. You could even head to a doctor's appointment.

To draw in more customers and compete with online shopping options, mall operators and retailers are branching out from their usual offerings. With 15% of malls projected to close in the next decade, mall owners are packing as much as they can under one roof, as well as adding more natural lighting and comfortable seating, to encourage you to visit more often, stay longer and spend more money.

You'll also see some changes in the department stores that were once mall mainstays. Here are five to watch for.

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