Ahhh. Who doesn't like a good trip to the mall? With all the recycled air, food courts, and stores you want to have nothing to do with? I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
Today we have four theme answers which happen to have store names in them, and they're clued in a mall-ish way. I like 26A: "The food court offers much more than just your typical..." SUBWAYFARE. And it makes a nice partner with MINDTHEGAP, which is used in train or subway stations. It's cute and harmless fun.
I'm not convinced that 20A: "Welcome to the mall! Make sure you don't..." MISSTHETARGET actually works. As opposed to The Gap, Target comes without a definite article. I think someone might actually use a definite article in this setting, but more along the lines of: "If we go to the mall, we can hit the Target store there, as opposed to the one on Washington Avenue." Maybe I'm nitpicking.
I like the two proper names in the long answers at 3D (NORMABATES) and 30D (FITZGERALD). I hope no young'uns are doing the puzzle today who actually haven't seen or heard of Psycho, only to have that plot twist ruined for them.
There's not a lot of fireworks in the cluing. 56D: John or Paul, but not Ringo (POPE) is cute. We hit some up-to-date bits with SPY (very funny) and UBER, and, perhaps, AKON (Senegalese rapper, who is 3 years younger than me, and probably a good deal wealthier). 1A: Fancy wheels, familiarly (BENZ) is, once again, a very middle-of-the-road bit of crosswording. B-.
I am not happy with ECIG, or anything E-, for that matter. TOWCAR is just not a thing, as far as I know. It's a tow truck. But, in the end, you have to admire the chutzpah (appropriate given the Jewish holiday season) in the baldness of putting ETA, THETA, and BETA in the puzzle, and cluing them by cross-reference.