Going out of business, as of last weekend.
Many "big box" retail stores have found new life once the original goes out of business. Julia Christensen has a book, a wiki, and a website here: http://www.bigboxreuse.com/
devoted to the subject.
BIG BOX REUSE : THE BOOK
BY JULIA CHRISTENSEN . MIT PRESS . NOW AVAILABLE
Problems remain, however. Like what to do with this massive parking lot?
Trucks and miles of fencing move in--people move out. What the neighborhood is left with is a TOAD: a Temporary, Obsolete, Abandoned or Derelict site. In her book A Field Guide to Sprawl, Dolores Hayden quotes the great journalist, Grady Clay: "TOADs owe their on-ground existence to the use, abandonment and reuse of real estate as exaggerated by a capitalistic system."
In other words, TOADs are probably here to stay. In the meantime, the parking lots are not only ugly, they're hazardous to the environment, representing acres and acres of impermeable surface shedding storm water pollutants into the region's watershed.
Lesson 5: Reduce impermeable surfaces