The Fashion Center Mall (Paramus)
Paramus, New Jersey - circa 1968
From a vintage postcard comes this Artist's conception drawing of the old B. Altman & Co. anchor store at the Paramus Fashion Center mall. Many thanks to, Charles Freericks, for this great submission! He added:
"Although everything I find on the web calls this the Paramus Fashion Center today, when I was a kid it was called the Ridgewood Fashion Center (as Ridgewood is a much more upscale town). And it was on Ridgewood Avenue, in Paramus.See the resource articles below for more information on this mall.
I have great memories of the deep burgandy carpet and the fantastic fountain in the center. I wish there was a postcard of the whole mall, not just the Altman's. There's a Lord & Taylor's on the other side, that's still there.
The mall, which was supposed to be something like Fifth Avenue in the suburbs, is now all cut up into separate stores (the inner mall grand hall is mostly gone).
A few years after the mall was built, they built a Best & Company in the parking lot, which sadly bankrupted Best & Company and put the whole chain out of business."
Mall history: 1967 - '90s (dead/redeveloped)
Current website: n/a
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Resource articles: 1, 2, 3
Previous entries: none