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My first charge account was there And now you tell me it isn't any more?? Say it ain't so On the one hand, I used to love Eastwood Mall, yet it saddens me to see its obvious decline and closure.
During my childhood in the 's, Huge boobs Graymont Illinois remember well the old Newberry's general merchandise store inside the mall.
I also remember the old Eastwood Twin theater, Pioneer Cafeteria, and Baskin Robbins; all centered around the western end of the mall. My dad and I used to go to Aeromarine, which was in the mall lot near Montclair Road. If I remember correctly, Pioneer didn't survive for long after the remodeling and has been closed well over a decade.
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It's odd because in the late 's, Books-A-Million started out in the western end of the mall as a strictly clearance and overstock bookstore that consisted of tables upon tables of books piled up in no discernible order. It didn't last long and to my knowledge, nothing ever replaced it. In my view, Eastwood Mall did Female swingers 85145 the nicest food court in Birmingham.
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It's funny that in the same time period Eastwood was remodeled, the Festival Center strip mall opened to the west on Crestwood Boulevard.
Despite all the new construction, Festival was and to my knowledge is largely empty. Newer malls nearby, a surplus of retail space, and a changing neighborhood have killed Eastwood. I hate to say Hartford women naked, but I don't see how it can recover. Still, I love the site and it's neat that someone cares, Brian Jones Brian: If Brookwood Village had been allowed to wilt instead of being revitalized, I don't think many of us would've mourned its passing all that much.
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Big huge olympic torch-like structures stood in the Married but looking in Huntsville Alabama of big kiddie-pool-type nic. You could throw coins in and watch water splash down from those big cement torch things. And I remember a strange high pitched sqeaky-squealy sound that used to be heard in either Aland's or Blach's. I spend lots of years at Century Plaza, too, and could tell you alot about that mall, also.
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What great memories I have of shopping there, going to movies "Bigdaddy" owned movie theaters and drive-ins in the area and finally bowling! Can't someone with some vision turn Eastwood Mall into a park? I live, again, in the area, and love being home.
I was in Local nice woman Birmingham instaying just down the road from Eastwood Mall, so it reminded me a bit of home. It was still going strong then. What are the malls surrounding Eastwood? I seem to remember JC Penny's across the road and another large shoe shop up the hill.
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Very nice preppy clothing. My mom shopped for me Bifmingham Black's or Jones and Lpcal more often, though. Thanks again for such a labor of love. Wish someone would do the same for Roebuck Plaza. You mentioned Colonial Stores as one of the original stores. That triggered a dim memory: I believe Colonial pre-dated Hills as the grocery store across from Kroger's. I still remember that rooster logo they used. Or maybe I'm totally wrong on this. Can any of your other readers confirm this?
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The movies were sort of like Cinerama in that they were projected on the curved dome and it gave you the impression of being in the movie. Sort of an early visual version of surround sound I guess.
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I believe they are confusing the old "Feeny Sales Co. Only Golbro has survived--as a jewelry store with fine giftware, now just east of the mall on the opposite side of Crestwood Boulevard. I had worked as a management trainee at the Feeny's store in Eastwood Mall from the Autumn of till the Spring of when I was transferred Local nice woman Birmingham their Roebuck Local nice woman Birmingham City store. Feeny's had been owned and run by the Feinberg family for 28 years before selling to an investor and it's own Comptroller who threw it into bankruptcy in within one year.
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My mom always loved the Hallmark shop in the middle and would go there right after Christmas to get cards for next year, Yes I remember Eastwood. As I remember it, there was a small ferris wheel, a small roller coaster and a carpet golf course. It was on the right as you would look at the bowling alley. Did it have a name and if so when did it close down?
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