Friday, May 27, 2016

I Miss the Old Days

Watch This Nostalgic Footage From 1956 Of The First American Shopping Mall.: Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota, was America's first fully enclosed, climate-controlled shopping mall. Opened in 1956, this provided the original blueprint for all of the 1,100 or so similarly designed malls now standing across the United States.


Rick Ollerman said...

Oh, you're killing me. This was one of the centerpieces of my youth. Nowadays it's been made over to be stale and unidentifiable from hundreds of other dying malls. Whoever owns it now apparently applies the same renovations to all their properties. Now you get fancy marble tiles and no atmosphere or excitement. Part of it was being a kid, of course, but part of it was also the different hallways that are now gone, and the mysterious off the beaten path stores they maintained. And the shoe repair shop with all its bowling alley type smells across from the cool darkness of the video game arcade (now it's all a Marshall's).

Am I the only one that stays the same throughout the years? Thanks for posting this.

Bill Crider said...

I think a lot of us stay the same, but nothing else does.