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FRACKVILLE, PA - MAY 17: Shuttered stores dominate the interior of the Schuylkill Mall which is scheduled to close in the coming months on May 17, 2017 in Frackville, Pennsylvania. Built in 1980 by Crown American, the Schuylkill Mall originally featured Kmart, Hess's, and Sears as its anchor stores but is now mostly empty. As consumers buying habits change and more people prefer to spend money on technology and experiences like vacations over apparel, shopping malls across the country are suffering.In the last decade dozens of malls have closed as retailers like JCPenney, Macy's and Sears, known as "anchor stores," close hundreds of locations do to falling sales. Real estate firm CoStar are projecting that nearly 25 percent of American malls are in danger of losing their anchors stores. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, developers took a wrecking ball to the Woburn Mall to make way for Woburn Village. In January, the Sears at the Northshore Mall was demolished. The malls we grew up with in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are changing.

 

In perusing this list of 40 Massachusetts malls compiled by Masslive last year, there were a few I was surprised were still standing. Granted, they’re on their last legs. So this begs the question: which will be the next to go?

 

I’ve taken four of the most likely to fall and put them in my latest 12 Inch Poll. Vote, or if there’s one you think is more deserving, let me know on the ROCK 92.9 Facebook or Twitter. Then let’s go grab an Orange Julius and a Cinnabon while we still can.