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The water at Ocean County Mall in Lakeland, Fla., is a beautiful place.
But the mall has become the place for the worst mall in the country, with one in three people choosing to stay at the mall for their entire stay.
The mall, which is the only beachside attraction in Florida, has become a dumping ground for the city of Lakeland and its residents.
The worst part is that the mall is not the only mall in Florida that is suffering from this issue.
Several malls in the state are in poor shape, according to a report released by the nonprofit, National Alliance for the Dividend.
The problem has been highlighted recently with the closing of the mall in Lake Charles, La., for nearly six months due to a fire, and with a closure of the Beach City Mall in Orlando, Fla.
It also happened in nearby Gainesville, Fla.; the mall had been in operation since 1996.
The Center for Consumer Advocacy (CCA), which works with the malls, says the situation has become so bad that it is seeking federal assistance to help stabilize the mall.
“We need to be a leader in the consumer protection movement, not just the mall,” said CCA President and CEO, Tom Guglielmi.
Gugliermi said the problem is worse in the more affluent cities where the malls have opened up.
He said that the malls are often not inspected at the start of a mall’s opening to ensure that they are safe, and that the safety of mall workers is often a secondary concern.
“The problem is not only that there is a shortage of safety inspectors, but that the inspectors aren’t trained to actually inspect malls,” he said.CCA, along with other consumer advocacy groups, are urging the government to help make sure the malls stay open and safe.
In addition to being a place to go shopping, the mall also serves as a place for locals to meet.
Guglymi said he is hearing from locals who want to talk about their experiences.
Gugs said the mall, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Florida coast, is a major tourist draw.
It is a great place for people to have a quick bite and then hang out for a while, he said, adding that it attracts people from all over the state.GUGLIELMI said the majority of the people that come to the mall are local residents.
They are people who are working, people who have kids and want to make a bit of a splash for the day, he added.
He also said that, because of the problem, many of the residents have lost their jobs.
In fact, Gugliemi said, many have even lost their homes.
He said that some people have lost a house, but they still keep their homes because they are in the mall business.
He added that he has not heard from anyone who has complained about the mall or its closings.
Gugglieli said that it’s not just local residents that are experiencing this problem.
He added that there are also mall workers who have been laid off.
Gigglielms report also says that the problem could have been prevented if the malls were inspected more regularly.
He cited the mall’s fire safety inspections as a case in point.
The National Alliance is a nonprofit organization that promotes consumer protection in the marketplace and has worked with the mall to fix the mall problems.
It was founded in 1989 to improve the way consumers can shop and buy.