Not long ago, the media narrative was that the big box stores were putting the mom and pop neighborhood stores out of business. The big box stores were the bad guys and local governments were being pressured to do something about it. Now, the narrative is that online shopping, and particularly Amazon.com, is putting the big box stores out of business, and Walmart, Macy's, and Sears are victims of the evil online giants like Amazon.com. Wouldn't you think that the demise of the shopping mall stores would simply open new opportunities for mom and pop stores? Not everyone wants to shop online and not everything can be conveniently bought online.