Talk:The Mall in Columbia

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Albright Case[edit]

Why is the Andrea Albright case even mentioned in the wikipedia article for the mall?

The accident occured in the JC Penny store, not in the mall proper. It involved a grown woman somehow wedging her head into a pinch point between a wall and a moving escalator -- while this is a horrible freak accident and a tragedy, the fact remains that no reasonable person employing basic common sense could have incurred that injury in the course of using the escalator. It's notable only for its weirdness, and the fact that the family somehow believed that others should compensate them for their loss.

It's a disservice to put that in the opening section, along with the most basic information about the mall; if it's included at all, it should be in a section for related news articles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.188.197.146 (talkcontribs)

I kinda agree - I don't see why it is here. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 14:12, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Edits done here: Removed the part about calling my mother, who is dead, an idiot for something that she had no control over. The reason it was added is beyond me. But there is a person at fault here as it could've easily been preventable. It was a flaw with the design of the display case next to the elevator. Now as both of you who have contributed to this have said, I am not sure why it is included in the information about the mall.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:1:805::5b (talkcontribs) 16:55, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Nostalgia[edit]

I used to use the very clock in the picture to see how long I had to mess around in the mall until I had to catch the bus. Good times. Lots42 06:24, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Bizarre film[edit]

I seem to remember some 'shown in schools learning film' being based out of Columbia Mall. At least part of it because I remember seeing footage of the McDonalds on the second floor (which, sadly, went away by the time I started haunting the mall). If this movie is ever found, it should be put in the article.

And I know it's original research but there's this one store in the mall that keeps changing over, it's a new business every six months. WEIRD. Lots42 (talk) 16:37, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

I remember that McDonald's, it was so awesome because it had this trolley thing that you could sit in to eat, much better than a regular table! (Of course I was probably 6 or 7 at the time...) -Etoile (talk) 04:14, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

To Be Aware[edit]

I removed the confusing assertation that the Mall authorities put up a 'Satanistic' display. Even if you believe it to be so, even -if- there were third parties saying so (which I did not see) Wikipedia editors still must keep in mind the laws of libel. Lots42 (talk) 13:42, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Original Tenant[edit]

None of the anchors are original from 1971. Did the Hochschild Kohn's store close for a while before Hecht's was there; or did Hecht's operate the location continuously as with the Macy's conversion? Is there any store that has been in the Mall for the entire time since 1971? Maybe Spencer Gifts?
There should be a picture of "Poinsettia Tree" mentioned in the article.

Njbob (talk) 23:48, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

The answers to the anchor questions should come from reliable sources, none of which have yet been located. While I don't have a public domain photo of the poinsettia 'tree' that can be included directly, I did add citations for that story, two of whose source articles include pictures. —ADavidB 07:47, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Grammer problems[edit]

  1. The Mall's name is a proper noun which includes "The" (cite: The Mall's website, Google Maps, etc..) - just as some colloquially call it Washington Post, the proper noun, and name, is The Washington Post.
  2. When referring to The Mall specifically, it is better to use the proper noun form, or at least the short-hand ("The Mall"), and not general noun "the mall", except in some cases. Green Cardamom (talk) 03:07, 13 September 2009 (UTC)