Vintage mobile homes and the Trailerite culture of the 1940s, '50s and early '60s
Aaron Olden asked:Can you make a drawing of the Davison's in Northlake Mall?
Hazel Jordan asked:Who is the author of the Rosedale Mall article?
Hazel and Aaron,Thanks much for posting. A rendering of Davison's Northlake would be great. "The Curator" (or myself) wrote the Rosedale Center article (and all other copy). Do you have a question about the article?
Greg said: I found some very interesting info on the original Oxnard (Ca) Esplanade Mall(1968-2001) on this site. I was wondering if there are any available interior/exterior photos. The blog stated that there was a Mann Theatre there, which I remember as a kid, but it said that it went out of operation in the early 90's. It did become a "cheapy" theatre afterwards through the mid to late 90's. I remember seeing From Dusk Till Dawn and Anaconda there circa '96/'97. Thanks for the interesting histories and details on your site! Let me know if you come across any pre-2000 photos of either the Oxnard Esplanade or the Pacific View Mall(Ventura Center).
Greg, Thanks much for posting. The cinema -at THE ESPLANADE- was in operation latter than I had thought. Thanks for pointing this out.
Greg,I just revised THE ESPLANADE article. It now includes a full history of the Mann 1-2-3 Theatres.
Aaron Olden said:You should make an article on The Florida Mall in The Shopping Mall Museum. Has a lot to the plans. 4/26/17
Aaron, thanks for the suggestion.
Robert said:Dear Curator,How can I contact TheBubster6? I would like to inquire about using some photos of the Richland Mall in an upcoming book. Many thanks!Robert Jeschonek
Robert,I don't know how to go about contacting the fellow who published the RICHLAND MALL photos. There used to be a website devoted to the Johnstown shopping mall....but I can't find it now. I'm sorry.
Anthony Lawrence has left a new comment on your post "Post A Comment:": Hello-An update for the Plymouth Meeting Mall post:The food court has been pushed back to its original location. The 1998 food court has been closed and replaced with a LEGOLAND.Thanks!-Anthony
Anthony,Thanks much for posting the info. Cheers.
I was very happy to find your site. In my youth, the first complete mall store I built was Record Town in the Pyramid Mall in Plattsburgh, NY in 1975 ... 40 plus years ago. I then built several more there before the mall was completed and it was quite an education. Record Town was the first of a chain with several names that turned into over 300 stores. With so many site views I hope you can expand and monetize it. Malls are a major social development and currently becoming dinosaurs as the Amazon-type retailers capture the market. Thaks for your work.
Anon, thanks much for posting. I've considered monetizing these three sites (Mall Hall of Fame, Shopping Mall Museum and Portable Levittown) but (so far) have decided against it.
Joe said:While it may not have been re-branded as such on the outside, I shopped at the Boca Jefferson Ward during the mid 70's. The price tag logo had already been changed. My first purchase was a suitcase, which I still have. Since I had a Monkey's card at the time, made it quite convenient. Was my store of first choice whenever visiting in Pompano Beach. Bought my wife's first "real" present there in 1977, opal pendant with a diamond chip.
Joe,Thanks much for posting the "Boca Mall Memories". I never shopped at a Jefferson Ward, but did shop at a standard Montgomery Ward many, many times. I got my first bike at Wards (it was 22 $$).
Edwin said:Sadly the Maine Mall's Bon-Ton will be closing after only 4 YEARS in business... (I can't believe that The Bon-Ton will close by the end of August, all 50 employees will soon need to find new jobs, hopefully they will find new jobs soon...).
Edwin,I regret hearing that the Maine Mall Bon Ton has not been successful. I guess this means that Bon Ton's New England expansion has not panned out. Thanks much for posting the info.
It looks like Sears in The Rhode Island Mall/Midland Mall (in Warwick, RI) will be closing...Hopefully this link works:http://warwickonline.com/stories/ris-only-sears-deemed-unprofitable-closing-sept-17,125533
Edwin,Thanks so much for posting the info. I'll add it to the MIDLAND MALL article.