Break out the Mrs. Fields! Oak Park Mall getting a face-lift

Cities around the metropolitan area are reckoning with aging shopping malls. A number of enclosed shopping centers built in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s — which once were sales-tax machines lubricated by Orange Julius — have been torn down or are begging for demolition.

A mall increases its odds of survival if it’s located in an area of town where people have money. The company that owns Oak Park Mall says it plans to update the Overland Park shopping destination.

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