Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo taken December 1, 1976. The large "Eastland" sign on the top of the building has since been removed. (from The Charlotte Observer, courtesy Pat Richardson)

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Aerial view, circa 1980 (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Exterior view showing Ivey's, JCPenney and the Sears roof sign, circa 1980 (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view, circa 1980 (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view of Center Court and the Ice Capades Chalet ice rink facing Sears, circa 1980 (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view of Center Court and the Ice Capades Chalet ice rink facing Ivey's, circa 1980 (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Center court, 1983. Notice the the full view of the arched skylight, the recessed seating/viewing area in the lower front of the picture, the partial view of the ice rink name ("Ice Capades Chalet"), the tile of the area to the right of the rink, the Morrow's Nut House store across the way in red, and the "F" of Florsheim on the extreme right.(courtesy Pat Richardson)


Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina, lower level entrance along Central Avenue. Photographed with camera phone 5/28/2005.


Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina, Center Court, Dillard's and the Ice Chalet. Photographed with camera phone 5/28/2005.

Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina, Center Court, Dillard's and the Ice Chalet, with hockey players scrimmaging at right. (courtesy Pat Richardson)


Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina, former JCPenney, now Burlington Coat Factory and Fred's. Photographed with camera phone 5/28/2005.


Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Menu for Tuesday's, a restaurant in the mall, circa 1978. (courtesy of Pat Richardson)

Gourmet Gardens; Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view, circa 1987. (photo courtesy Pat Richardson)

Gourmet Gardens; Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view, circa 1987. (photo courtesy Pat Richardson)

Gourmet Gardens; Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view, circa 1987. (photo courtesy Pat Richardson)

Gourmet Gardens; Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view, circa 1987. (photo courtesy Pat Richardson)

Gourmet Gardens; Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Interior view, circa 1987. (photo courtesy Pat Richardson)


Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Exterior signs. Photographed March 14, 2009.

Eastland Mall is the primary retail destination in East Charlotte, NC. Eastland Mall is anchored by Belk, Dillard's, Sears and most recently a Burlington Coat Factory joined the mall in the former JC Penney Outlet location.

Eastland Mall was built in 1975, five years after SouthPark Mall. One thing that makes Eastland Mall unique is that it has an ice skating rink in the center of the mall. Today, the mall is in the midst of an east side revitalization project. (Wilkipedia)

Also on LiveMalls
Belk, Eastland Mall
Dillard's, Eastland Mall

10 comments:

  1. I was born in 1975 in Charlotte, I remember going to this mall in the 80's and early 90's. Sad to say that it's closing in June and it's a piece of Charlotte history that I hate to see go. We used to hang out there as teens, it was "THE" place to be on a Saturday night. Thanks for posting these pictures, makes me sad and nostalgic together.

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  2. Not anymore. This mall will close in June, 2010, according to The Charlotte Observer.

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  3. It's truly the end of an era. Thanks for sharing your memories.

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  4. Learned to drive here. Weird to see how bad the area has become. Especially since it was home to me as a child. It's truly sad.

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  5. I had my 8th birthday party at the ice rink. My friends and I would buy eachother gifts at Sanrio in elementary school. Sad to see how places change.

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  6. Phillip and Anon 6/25/10: Thanks for sharing your memories. Eastland's fall has been dramatic and unprecedented, but the good memories linger on forever.

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  7. I grew up going to Eastland and worked there for a lot of years when I was going through school. Living in Chicago now and looking back at pics of what this mall use to be brings back great memories of home in Charlotte, NC and Eastland being the best mall there back in the day.

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  8. I had my first jobs here in high school. I graduated from Independence High in 1977, and from 1975 - 77 I worked at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, which was always very busy, and also at a the Docktor Pet Center. I used to go ice skating, and loved shopping at Ivey's, The Tweed Shop, Deb Shop, and many other stores that no longer exist. It is very sad how that area of town has gone downhill.

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  9. I hate to see Eastland Mall go. I lived in Charlotte when I was a child and I can still remember my mom taking me there to get my kitten Dixie. She made the move with us to Florida and lived 15 years. I will never forget those memories.

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  10. Best Mall Ever - it was terrible when it closed and the gangs took it over. Kill the Gangs and Bring our Mall Back bigger and better.

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