Looking back, the Galleria was never really that upscale of a mall. I mean, J.C.Penney was 1 of its original anchors! But it was considered relatively expensive at the time. Opening in the early 80’s, it was the scene of many faux John Hughes teen moments. So I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it has come to this. Deb Shops is one thing but a 99 cent store in the midst of all that white skylight splendor is really a bit too much to process. As a convenient shortcut from my bus stop to the better shopping district, I often find myself in awe at the sheer emptiness of it all.