In 1956, Elvis made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Dow Jones closed for the first time above 500, and a new highly-anticipated indoor shopping center, Southdale Center, opened its doors in Minnesota – revolutionizing the retail consumer experience. Over the next sixty years, more than 1,200 shopping malls opened up in cities across the country quickly becoming destinations. However, just as music has evolved over the past 60 years to meet the needs of new listeners – malls also are changing to meet the needs of discerning consumers.  

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