Thursday, September 21, 2006

Northway Mall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - '60s or '70s

Vintage era shot of Isaly's, inside Northway Mall (now called the rather unwieldy, Shoppes at Northway). But this photo's definitely all about that beautiful, retrolicious multi-colored facade inlay wall deal--which reminds me of the totally cool one in the Brady Bunch house!

Mall history: 1962 - present
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2

(photo courtesy The Shoppes at Northway)


Blogger BIGMallrat said...

I love this mall! More retro styling drives its appeal.

Thu Sep 21, 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

Love the facade too!

Reading about the rich Isaly history at Wikipedia was very interesting and makes me want to check out the book that was written about the business.

Thu Sep 21, 02:42:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

I second the sentiment that the Isaly company history was interesting. Almost makes me feel bad I've never heard of them.

The retro storefront reminds me of 1950s kitchens with the juxtaposed pastel squares. My aunt had a kitchen that was very similar in style.

Thu Sep 21, 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

Chipped ham and a groovy storefront...who can ask for anything more? :-)

Thu Sep 21, 07:44:00 PM  
Blogger Kangoon said...

The Shoppes? What is with that? Are these pretentious names the product of focus groups gone bad?

The worst mall name I have ever heard was "Pavilions at Buckland Hills". This mall is outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

The thing is, they had to change the name to "the Buckland Hills Mall" I think it is because nobody realized that "Pavilions at Buckland Hills" was a mall!

Fri Sep 22, 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

So Sally Veauty Supply used to have stores "IN" malls? Interesting. For as long as I've known about the chain, they've only been located in strip centers in my corner of the country (Wisconsin).

Gotta dig that store frontage though....retro goodness. :)

Mon Sep 25, 09:29:00 PM  

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