San Jose’s Santana Row: The Future of Shopping?

By Ed Driscoll
Published: October 14, 2011
pjmedia.com

We take shopping malls for granted, although they’re actually a relatively new phenomenon, all things considered. The first indoor shopping mall in America opened in 1956 and is — not surprisingly — located in Minneapolis, which seems during wintertime to be located above the arctic circle. James Lileks has a section of his sprawling Website devoted to its history.

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