The Oakdale Mall has seen better days, but it's not a lost cause.

I can remember as a kid going to the mall, stopping by the toy store to play with toys, going to the arcade, and getting a treat at one of the restaurants.

That sums up the contrast of the Oakdale Mall today: There's not a lot of good places to eat and there's not much to do. 

Yes, there are plenty of places where you can buy clothes and other things, but the successful malls in the country give people things to do.

Here's some businesses that would instantly increase the foot traffic in the Oakdale Mall.