Westminster Mall photo tour: Is it blighted? You be the judge

The owners of the Westminster Mall -- once an epicenter of metro commerce that has suffered in the shadow of the newer, slicker FlatIrons Mall in Broomfield -- are suing the city for allegedly damaging the property's marketability after the city declared it blighted.

As the Denver Post reports, Westminster Mall Co. filed suit in District Court Thursday, claiming "the city wants to demolish the 33-year-old mall and resurrect it as a retail, office and residential complex in order to increase sales-tax revenues."

It's no surprise that the city thinks the ghost-town shopping mall at 88th and Sheridan/Highway 36 needs a makeover, though. Take our depressing photo tour:

The old AMC theater outside the mall stopped showing flicks years ago.
The old AMC theater outside the mall stopped showing flicks years ago.
These doors once welcomed many a shopper to Foley's.
These doors once welcomed many a shopper to Foley's.
The Westminster Mall in its heyday hosted two Orange Julius smoothie shops. No more oranges here.
The Westminster Mall in its heyday hosted two Orange Julius smoothie shops. No more oranges here.
... But the balloons that decorate the intersections of the mall's four wings are still on duty.
... But the balloons that decorate the intersections of the mall's four wings are still on duty.
One of the holdout, low-end fashions stores left in the mall.
One of the holdout, low-end fashions stores left in the mall.
A Sam Goody record store, which died off with the advent of electronic recording sales, still has a sign on the deadest wing of the mall.
A Sam Goody record store, which died off with the advent of electronic recording sales, still has a sign on the deadest wing of the mall.

More photos on page 2.

Would you let your kids play here?
Would you let your kids play here?
The food court.
The food court.
At least they still staff a cleaning crew.
At least they still staff a cleaning crew.
The old Chik-fil-A, now simply called "Corn." You guessed it -- the space sells popcorn.
The old Chik-fil-A, now simply called "Corn." You guessed it -- the space sells popcorn.
In between closed stores, there's still some stuff for the kids.
In between closed stores, there's still some stuff for the kids.
Once upon a time, this was a bustling Disney store.
Once upon a time, this was a bustling Disney store.

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