"Has there been some kind of threat made against the mall? I asked the woman behind the Taco Bell counter at Oak Court Mall. She shrugged nonchalantly and handed me a note. It was a memo addressed "to al store managers, owners, all management."
"Due to national events," it read, "and for the safety of our shoppers and employees Simon Property Group has made the decision to close all Simon properties as well as the corporate office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Malls will reopen Wednesday, September 12th, at regularly scheduled business hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your immediate attrention to this matter."
(To be continued)