“The Blues Brothers” is one of my dads favorite films. It is not necessarily for the storyline, acting, or even dialogue. It is mainly for the chase. If you have not seem the movie, then you have missed quite possibly the most destructive car chase in the history of film. Jake and Elwood tear through such an absurd amount of property, and since it was made in 1980, everything is real. There are no special effects, and there certainly is no CGI. In one scene the brothers lure 7 or 8 cop cars into a suburban Chicago mall named Dixie Square. This mall was consequently mangled beyond repair. Cars crashing through doors, walls, and windows. What was left behind was a structurally unsound skeleton of a building. I am bringing this up because starting next month, this mall will be demolished. 32 years after the film crew packed up, the mall is being razed. This is not a building out in the middle of a corn field. This was once a thriving mall in suburban Chicago, and somehow it has been ignored for 3 decades, rotting in a neighborhood that has certainly had a lot of transition over this period of time. How? How does this get overlooked for so long . A blatant eyesore to the community, and a hazard as well. Is this more common that I think? The only reason it gets any press is because it is a famous wrecked building. So I am wondering, is this a little late?