Malls are facing trouble everywhere. But Totem Lake Mall in Kirkland is in a category of its own. It’s a zombie: an undead mall with just a few remaining businesses. People have been trying to revitalize it for years.
And finally, there’s action. The mall has been bought by a California developer who is reenvisioning it as a place where people can shop, work, play and live. It's a big change from the mall's former identity as a hangout for young people.