Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I Miss the Old Days

What American shopping malls looked like in 1989

5 comments:

Don Coffin said...

I grew up in Indianapolis, and in 1957 (thank you, Google), Eastgate mall opened about a mile east of where we lived. Three "anchor" stores--Sears, Penney's, and a Chicago department store branch, Wasson's. In 1989, it was an empty shell, with maybe 2 stores still operating. The structure is still there, but I think the only tenant is a gym.

Deb said...

It's depressing to go to our local mall--Sears was the main anchor client and they're long gone, the other anchor was Dillard's. They moved to an open-air shopping center, leaving behind a Dillard's Express outlet. Burlington Coat Factory is usually busy, but I don't see how places like Hallmark, GNC, Claire's, and FYE stay in business.

Cap'n Bob said...

Since when is 1989 the old days? Harumph!

Bill Crider said...

It's all relative, Cap'n.

Todd Mason said...

Almost 30 years gets to be a chunk.