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.
In the mid 1980’s the Record World at Roosevelt Field Mall was restructured after moving to a larger space.
10 retro advertisements from a 1987 issue of Euclid Square News.
“Woodland Hills Mall is going to be around forever.” Caitlin Boewe (Tulsa World, 21 August 2016)