A shiny entrance contrasted the authentic maritime instruments that were taken from old ships broken down for scrap. Steel piping was used for the display racks and storeroom like bins held other merchandise.
It seemed that Eden Prairie Center was destined for failure and shoppers really had no legitimate reason to visit the center.
Helping to spread some Easter cheer, here are a few pictures from Easter past at Rolling Acres Mall. Complete with a talent show, Garden Patch Train and of course the Easter Bunny!
After almost two decades of continual growth, the brothers decided to set their sights on a new concept for the book retail industry.
Originally proposed as a 250,000-square-foot center with two major department stores, the plans grew to 370,000-square-feet with five anchors and 180 shops.
Between the 1970s and 1980s Burdines was flourishing, and it was time to refine their image. The answer…”the Florida Strategy”.
With it’s first catalog issued in 1872, Montgomery Ward would remain a leader in the catalog industry for the next 113 years.
In the late 1990’s, Camelot Music decided to open a new mall prototype. They wanted a store that looked and felt different from the typical cookie-cutter mall music stores.
My retail bag collection started when I saw this Contempo Casuals paper shopping bag from the early 1990’s for sale and couldn’t resist.
The modern mall was invented at Southdale. Designed to be a gathering place, Southdale Center brought the community together under one roof.