I fully agree with you. My point was from the POV of the Retailers that don't want to compete in an online environment, and to that matter the added value of having cultural events going on makes sense. Yes, it only works in big Malls and for those who do not have big Corporate Retailers as their main business model, those can go online. Canden Town in London comes to mind as an example for alternate small businesses...yes it is a very different kind of a Mall...also getting to stretch your legs once in a while reduces the risk of some health problems and doing so while buying stuff is energy efficient, you can forget the gym. As for the Fed Ex truck, hope it follows a good algorithm in the distribution process, I am sure it does...also responsible people can and should use public transportation.
PS - I just learned Camden Town market closed...what a loss!