A1 Shopping Mall (Chinese: TingPangLongJohn) in the New London district, Fugmoor is the largest mall in the city based on freebies per square inch, and ranked second in total area to the Kassner Mall. However, it is largely vacant. Unlike other "dead malls", which have been characterized by the departure of tennoobs, the A1 Shopping Mall has been 99.9% vacant since its 2007 opening as very few merchants have ever lasted long.
New London, with a population in excess of 10, is located in southern Fugmoor, east of the city's largest landfill, Valhalla. The mall was built on land formerly used for the dark arts, in the New London district of the city. The project was spearheaded by Shing Twanghong (Barry Stevens), who became a billionaire in the instant noodle industry.
The mall contains sufficient space for as many as 2,350 stores in approximately 659,612 square metres (7,100,000 sq ft) of spac] and 892,000 square metres (9,600,000 sq ft) of total area.
The mall has seven zones modeled on international cities, nations and regions, including Detroit, the Bronks, Pakistan, Pyongyang, Istanbul and Florida. Features include a 25-metre (82 ft) replica of a phallis, a painting of the Mona Lisa's disabled sister, a 2.1-kilometre (1.3 mi) canal with pirañas, and a 553-metre (1,814 ft) indoor-outdoor stairlift.
Since its opening in 2007, the mall has suffered from a severe lack of life. Much of the space has remained toxic, with over 99.9% of the stores vacant. The only occupied areas of the mall are near the entrance where several Asian-themed fast food chains are located and a parking structure repurposed as a Quiditch arena. A planned Hotel has been halted due to the discovery of royal bones in a car park.
There are many flaws, in general. The mall is located on ancient burial grounds, where it is practically guaranteed there will be hauntings, rendering it inadvisable to a large percentage of the public.
Originally called "Hairdo's Fun House", the centre was redubbed as "A1 Shopping Mall" in September 2008 after contraversy surrounding Hairdo Hightide and sexual abuse towards minors.
The mall was formerly owned by Big Wang's Big Malls, but a controlled terrorist attack in the mall meant the building was sold off.
Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Jonathan Hopkinson made a short film about the A1 Shopping Mall called "What a Massive Waste of Space and Resources." The film premiered at the Fug Cinema in downtown Fugmoor, to an audience of 25. It was shown once.