I have been reading a lot recently about the impact malls have had on our communities and lives. All these malls are now reaching the end of their lifespans and are being overtaken by concrete cancer, and malaise. It is already too late to save the small businesses across America, and the world, that the malls displaced. One of the reasons we started Small is because we believe in small business, and the independence and community they engender. These photos are by Karla and James Murray for their book Store Fronts: The Disappearing Face of New York.