Stephen Colbert's Commentary

Posted July 27,2009 (user submitted)

I've been a frequent reader of for a while now and wanted to send you some info on the Cottonwood Mall. I have lived out here for 2 years now, having moved from the Bay Area of California. The one time that I went there, there were many labelscars throughout. The kids loved it as well since a local toy store was still operating. One of 10-15 stores scattered throughout the mall, not including the anchors.

I hit the jackpot inside the toy store since he person behind the counter had worked there for years. According to him, Cottonwood Mall was the 2nd enclosed mall ever constructed in the US. I have never verified this claim however. The cooler thing was that there was a trolley that went up and down the mall at one point. I would love to find pictures of it.

Next to the Mall was a 2 or so screen theater that had been abandoned, until a local theatrical group started to do plays there.

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