Published Jan. 4, 2012
Closed in 2003, Northridge Mall sits in an eerie stasis, shuttered but surprisingly well preserved. Bought by a Chinese investment group in 2009, it was to become a head-scratching "Chinese Mall of North America," dedicated to showcasing Chinese retailers. Not surprisingly, the plan has not come to fruition. We took an exclusive tour inside the empty old mall, where still-growing trees are its only sign of life.