mall and department store photography bordering on the obsessive.
how long has the Sears store been closed? I'm thinking Cloverleaf Mall used to have a Thalheimers too that shut down, is the mall still open?
Cloverleaf Mall closed last year. Sears closed in 2002 after being downsized to one floor in the mid 1990s. Thalhimers was located at the back of the mall and was an original anchor. Hecht's took over Thahimers in 1992 and lasted until 2003.
A shady character would be tempted to dig up a couple of those little plant trees and take them home.
Chesterfield County (the owners of the mall) might have some kind of scavenger sale at some point before demolition, but it's not worth the risk right now. This place is highly visible from two major roads.