Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dillard's, Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, Virgina. Upper level side exterior entrance. Photographed December 15, 2007.
Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Menu for Tuesday's, a restaurant in the mall, circa 1978. (courtesy of Pat Richardson)

Previously on LiveMalls
Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dillard's, Stony Point Fashion Park, Richmond, Virgina. Exterior fa├žade facing Chippenham Parkway. Photographed December 15, 2007.

Dillard's, Stony Point Fashion Park, Richmond, Virgina. Exterior entrance facing Chippenham Parkway. Photographed December 15, 2007.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Macy's, Valley View Mall, Roanoke, Virginia. Lower level entrance. Photographed 11/21/07.

Macy's Home & Children's Store, Valley View Mall, Roanoke, Virginia. Lower level entrance. Photographed 11/21/07.

Previously on LiveMalls
Macy's (former Hecht's and Thalhimers), Valley View Mall
JCPenney, Tanglewood Mall, Roanoke, Virginia. Photographed 11/21/2007

JCPenney, Tanglewood Mall, Roanoke, Virginia. View of side entrance. Photographed 11/21/2007

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JCPenney, Tanglewood Mall
Tanglewood Mall, Roanoke, Virginia. Renovated east exterior entrance near JCPenney. Photographed 11/21/07.

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Tanglewood Mall, Roanoke, Virginia

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Eastland Mall (Charlotte, North Carolina) Video, December 1979


Here's a home video of Eastland Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina, from Christmas 1979. Check out a great view of the ice rink taken from the down escalator.

Thanks to Pat Richardson for posting this video clip at YouTube

Belk Intimate Apparel Sale, 1996


Thanks to Pat Richardson for posting this video clip on YouTube.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rockin' Shoppin' Eve 2006

Four Seasons Town Centre, Greensboro, North Carolina. Scenes from the first annual Rockin' Shoppin' Eve, November 24th, 2006. (photographed with camera phone)

Along with several other malls owned by General Growth Properties, Four Seasons Town Centre celebrated the biggest shopping day of the year with an all night shopping party. The first Rockin' Shoppin' Eve was a success, and the mall plans to do it again this year on November 23rd, starting at 1:00 AM. Enjoy great bargains, exclusive discounts, free giveaways, rockin' entertainment, and much more!

For more details on this year's event, check out Four Seasons Town Centre's Website.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Charlotte Retail Memories


A public TV retail segment featuring George Ivey of the Ivey's department Store chain. It looks at both Belk and Ivey's, Charlotte's dominant downtown retailers.


This clip features Charlotte retailers John Belk of Belk, Inc. and Leon Levine of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. There are lots of interesting clips -- a quick shot of Charlottetown Mall (and the Charlottetown Cinemas sign), the implosion of the downtown Belk store (!), early picture of the SouthPark fountain, and more.

Thanks to Pat Richardson for posting these video clips on YouTube.
Belk, Monroe, North Carolina. Harvest Sale w/ William Henry Belk enjoying the proceedings, 1950. (Courtesy Pat Richardson)

To celebrate Belk's 100th Anniversary in 1988, a unique collage featuring memorabilia from Belk and Leggett’s' first 100 years in business was created. Here is a diagram of some of the items on the collage. (Courtesy Pat Richardson)

Belk, Monroe, North Carolina. A typical shopping scene from the 1950s. (Courtesy Pat Richardson)

Previously on LiveMalls
The Belk Archive

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Belk, SouthPark mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Artist's rendering of proposed Sharon Road facade, 1969. (courtesy of Pat Richardson)

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Belk, SouthPark
The Belk Archive

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hudson Belk, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina 10/20/07

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Hudson Belk, Crabtree Valley Mall
Macy's (former Hecht's), Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina 10/20/07

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Macy's (former Hecht's), Crabtree Valley Mall
Sears, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina. Photographed 10/20/07.

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Sears, Crabtree Valley Mall

Monday, October 15, 2007

Macy's (former Hecht's), Marlow Heights Shopping Center, Marlow Heights, Maryland. Recreated front facade using original "The Hecht Co." logo.(Neil Strawbridge).

Macy's (former Hecht's), Marlow Heights Shopping Center, Marlow Heights, Maryland. (Neil Strawbridge).
Macy's (former Hecht's), Tysons Corner Center, McLean, Virginia. Loading area. (Neil Strawbridge)

Macy's (former Hecht's), Tysons Corner Center, McLean, Virginia. Exterior entrance. (Neil Strawbridge)

Previously on LiveMalls
Macy's (former Hecht's), Tysons Corner Center

Thursday, October 11, 2007

SouthPark | 1983

SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina. Telephone bank, 1983 (courtesy Pat Richardson)

From the collection of Patrick Richardson comes these rare photos of SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina from the mid-1980s.

SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina. Television viewing area, 1983 (courtesy Pat Richardson)

Thank you again to Patrick for these contributions.

Previously on LiveMalls
SouthPark, The Early Years
SouthPark 1975
SouthPark, circa 1990
SouthPark, Halloween 1991
SouthPark, Christmas 2006
The Evolution of the Fountain Court at SouthPark
Belk, SouthPark
Crate & Barrel, SouthPark
Dillard's (former Ivey's), SouthPark
Macy's (former Hecht's & Thalhimers), SouthPark
Nordstrom, SouthPark
Neiman Marcus, SouthPark

Monday, October 08, 2007

JCPenney, Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Exterior view of upper level. Photographed with 10/8/07.

Previously on LiveMalls
JCPenney, Hanes Mall
Kmart, Penn Plaza (8th Avenue at 34th Street), New York, New York. Photographed 10/6/07.
Macy's, Herald Square, New York, New York. Exterior view from 7th Avenue and 34th Street. Photographed 10/6/07

Macy's, Herald Square, New York, New York. Exterior sign at corner of 34th Street and Broadway. Photographed 10/6/07.

Macy's, Herald Square, New York, New York. Exterior MACYSPORT sign along 34th Street. Photographed 10/6/07.

Macy's, Herald Square, New York, New York. Former entrance along 34th Street. Photographed 10/6/07.

Macy's, Herald Square, New York, New York. Exterior plaque along 34th Street. Photographed 10/6/07.

Macy's, Herald Square, New York, New York. View of main floor from escalator well. Photographed 10/6/06.

Previously on LiveMalls
Macy's, Herald Square

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Belk Home Sale - mid-1990s


Thanks to Pat Richardson for posting this video clip on YouTube.
former Charlottetown Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Vintage postcard, circa 1960. (Pat Richardson)

former Charlottetown Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Vintage aerial view, circa 1960. Charlottetown Mall Cinema is at top of photo. (Pat Richardson)

former Charlottetown Mall Cinema, Charlotte, North Carolina. Exterior view just before demolition, 2006. (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Real Estate)

former Charlottetown Mall Cinema, Charlotte, North Carolina. View of former freestanding sign just before demolition, 2006. (cantnot)

Previously on LiveMalls
former Charlottetown Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina
Hudson Belk, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina. The original three-story portico with two multi-tiered chandeliers before it was obstructed by an addition to the mall's parking deck, 2003. (Wake County, North Carolina Real Estate)

Previously on LiveMalls
Hudson Belk, Crabtree Valley Mall
former Hecht's (now Macy's), Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina. (Wake County, North Carolina Real Estate)

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Macy's (former Hecht's), Crabtree Valley Mall

Sunday, September 23, 2007

former Hecht's (now Macy's), Valley Mall, Hagerstown, Maryland. Mall entrance. (PREIT)
Macy's (former Hecht's), West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina. Main entrances. Photographed 9/22/07.

Previously on LiveMalls
Macy's (former Hecht's), West Wendover Avenue
JCPenney Outlet Store, Liberty Fair Mall, Martinsville, Virginia. Former catalog department exterior entrance, sealed off to prevent theft. Photographed 9/22/07.

JCPenney Outlet Store, Liberty Fair Mall, Martinsville, Virginia. East mall entrance, sealed off to prevent theft. Photographed 9/22/07.

Previously on LiveMalls
JCPenney Outlet Store, Liberty Fair Mall
Sears, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina. (Wake County, North Carolina Real Estate).

Previously on LiveMalls
Sears, Crabtree Valley Mall
Hudson Belk, Cary Towne Center, Cary, North Carolina. (Wake County, North Carolina Real Estate)

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Hudson Belk, Cary Towne Center
Belk (former Leggett), Liberty Fair Mall, Martinsville, Virginia. Photographed 9/22/07.

Previously on LiveMalls
Belk (former Leggett), Liberty Fair Mall

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Marshall Field's (later Kaufmann's and Macy's), Columbus City Center, Columbus, Ohio. (Various Sources)

Macy's (former Marshall Field's and Kaufmann's), Columbus City Center, Columbus, Ohio. Mall entrance, Holiday 2006 (Karl Kuntz, Columbus Dispatch)

Marshall Field's (later Kaufmann's and Macy's), Columbus City Center, Columbus, Ohio. Exterior entrance during conversion to Kaufmann's, 2003 (James D. DeCamp, Columbus Dispatch)

Marshall Field & Company made their second debut in Central Ohio in August 1989 as one of the anchors of Columbus City Center, a large urban renewal project in Columbus highlighted by a 1.3 million square foot enclosed mall connected to the existing flagship Lazarus store. The three-level Field's covered approximately 200,000 square feet and featured a two-story atrium with a prominent clock tower.

The location of the new store, at 3rd & Rich Streets, was very near the site where the former flagship store of The Union stood. The Union was a Columbus-based department store chain that was purchased by Marshall Field in 1980. It was located at the intersection of Town & High Streets, across from Lazarus. Field's itself changed owners shortly after the transaction, and The Union was briefly merged with Field's Cleveland-based division Halle's before closing for good by 1983.

Shortly after the City Center location opened, Marshall Field's was sold again, to Dayton-Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation). Dayton-Hudson added a second Field's location at the nearby Tuttle Crossing mall in 1996, and operated both stores until 2003, when they were sold to May Department Stores and renamed Kaufmann's, as part of the Pittsburgh-based chain's foray into the Columbus market.

In 2005, Federated Department Stores (parent of the Columbus-based Lazarus and Macy's chains) purchased May Department Stores and eventually divested the Kaufmann's store at Polaris Fashion Place (opened in 2001, prior to the Field's transaction). The City Center and Tuttle Crossing stores were converted to Macy's, and ironically the new Macy's was on the opposite end of the mall from a recently closed Macy's location that was formerly Lazarus.

In September 2007, citing a sales slide due to failing fortunes at City Center, Macy's announced that it was closing its City Center location, with a final closing date just before the holiday season.

Special thanks to Friend of LiveMalls Aryan666 for additional historical information.