The Mall: Is It Overrated?


 The mall: a large building or series of connected buildings containing a variety of retail stores and restaurants. It’s mostly known as a great and fun way to spend your time window-shop and get delicious food and drinks! Malls are famous throughout the world for everything it has. There are meals, beverages, treats, entertainment, games, clothes, and you can get it all under one roof. The central mall in Temecula is the Promenade Mall, and it always sells the latest trends and has comfortable spots to unwind and study.

But despite its opportunities, it also has its downsides. Many of its disadvantages wear people down, and that’s what makes the argument about if the mall is truly a fantastic place to shop around- or a failure. Well, it’s up to what the TMS bobcats think, including you!  So to help you out, here are some pros and cons.

Many people have complained about the recognizable cons of the mall:

  1. If the mall is crowded, getting into stores, walking around, or stopping for a snack is extremely hard. The line can take a long time, which is boring. If you don’t have a drink with a lot of caffeine or energy, it can be very tiring.
  2. Salespeople aren’t a problem until they get too pushy and start being annoying. There are articles and stories of salespeople who took it to the next level trying to get people to buy items.
  3. Unless it’s Black Friday, New Year’s Sale, or you find a reasonable store, malls are expensive. Malls can be fun places to go, but online shopping is much cheaper and easier.There are many reasons why people like going to the mall as well. 
    1. The mall is an all-in-one store, which is one of the easiest time-savers ever.  Do you need food, a snack, clothes, shoes, entertainment, video games, and movies all under one roof? The mall makes this mission possible.
    2. It’s a great place to hang out with friends! There are many things to keep you and your friends entertained for hours straight. Also, if you want to buy gifts for each other, the mall is an amazing place for someone to look around and find what they want!
    3. You can’t forget the arcade! This is a great place to play the day away and win some cool prizes.  With colorful lights, epic music, and unforgettable entertainment, the mall’s main arcade (Round 1) is a big favorite for people and tourists to explore!

    So what do you think about the mall? Is it overrated or not? Let us know in the comments!