No question that the Amazon-ization of retail and an over-stored landscape has led to chain-store bankruptcies and zombie malls. But rather than spelling the end of brick-and-mortar, it merely marks a new beginning.
"The way we choose to shop, and the way retailers decide to sell us things, is an ever evolving relationship. And as new ideas emerge and come to dominate ("It's one place with everything - a department store!") they inevitably fall out of favor and give way to the next brainstorm (think Amazon's 1-Click)."