With holiday shopping in full swing, Sears decided it was time to host a “grand reopening” for its department store at Fair Oaks Mall in Northern Virginia, complete with magic shows, jugglers, face painting and free cotton candy. The biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size.
"Will the Rapidly-Shrinking Store Save Retail?" is from the December 25, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.