Teens Deserting the Mall for Their Smartphones


The mall is apparently no longer the go-to place for teens to hang out. A recent study by Piper Jaffray found that American teens currently visit the mall approximately 28 times per year, with the number of visits down 30 percent from what it was at the peak of the mall-going craze, in 2007. Instead of visiting the mall to stay connected with their friends, teens are using the social media to do so, according to an article on They are also using their smartphones to ... Freemium Content

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Elaine Misonzhnik

Senior associate editor Elaine Misonzhnik has been writing for National Real Estate Investor since June 2006 and has covered commercial real estate for more than 12 years. She first became...
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