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Poof! Mall Stores Are Turning Into Pickleball Courts

  • Curbed, Thursday, May 25, 2023 9:42 PM
"A thriving American pastime (pickleball) is now subsuming a dying American pastime (the mall)," per Curbed. "A former Saks Off Fifth in Stamford, Connecticut; a Burlington in Pleasantville, New Jersey; and a former Old Navy in a New Hampshire mall are all turning into pickleball courts. It’s a well-timed match," since empty storefronts abound in malls, while "one of the communities most desperate for space is pickleball players, whose sport has become extremely popular but who have few places to actually play."

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