Did you know that the Westgate Mall in Brockton and the Silver City Galleria have gone bankrupt this year. The amazing thing is that the Brockton Enterprise used the exact same story headline on both bankruptcies. S See below: Auction of Westgate Mall wonâ€™t affect shoppers Auction of Westgate Mall won?t affect shoppers - Brockton, MA - The Enterprise Tauntonâ€™s Silver City Galleria not affected by bankruptcy Taunton?s Silver City Galleria not affected by bankruptcy - Brockton, MA - The Enterprise The Brockton Enterprise was trying to convey a "It's no big deal" attitude over these stories in order to help or "not hurt" business at both these malls. But make no mistake, this is a BIG deal. Malls don't go broke everyday. Two things are happening in malls across the nation 1. Leases are too high for retailers who have seen their volume decline by 10-20%. 2. Consumers are being selective about which malls they choose to shop these days...i.e. The "low-end" malls like Westgate and Silver City have turned to ghost towns These two factors will lead to an inevitble commercial real estate crash in the coming months. This isn't an "If" scenario, this WILL happen, so be prepared.