The latest victim is the New Horizon Mall in Calgary. The construction of the "multicultural mega-mall" is nearly complete, but tepid interest forced its developer to push back its planned grand opening to next year. The mall was initially set to open in October of this year. Only 9 of the 517 spaces in the mall have opened for business since May, when owners were first allowed to take possession according to a new report by Global News.
"It's surreal. It's not normal - we're in the Matrix," one shopper told Global News.
The developer, Eli Swirsky, president of The Torgan Group of Toronto, told Global News:
"I love the mall. I think the mall will be fine," he said in an interview. "I wish it was faster, of course, but every time I go there I'm awed by its size and potential and I think we'll get there.