Sunday, December 10, 2006

MOA Galleria - Belk-Lindsey Store

circa late '50s early '60s

A cool exterior shot of a Belk-Lindsey store, at an unnamed mall or shopping center, most likely somewhere in Florida or North Carolina, I'm not really sure. What I do know is that I dig this picture. I like the simple yet bold signage on the store's facade. Some might think it's a little on the ugly side, but I think it's kind of swanky looking myself.


Blogger Steven Swain said...

That's definately Florida, possibly from the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. There were never any Belk-Lindsey stores in the Carolinas to my recollection.

I'm also thinking it's an early '60s picture as well.

Sun Dec 10, 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

I don't think it's ugly at all. The cars are gorgeous and the building itself has some unusual allure that makes it look like the inside of a 60s or 70s split level home kitchen.

Sun Dec 10, 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

Belk is some confusing to me... There are a number of Belk dash [insert another name here] stores. I don't quite understand why they don't have one simple name.

Mon Dec 11, 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

Perhaps they are trying to keep the department stores names that they ate for lunch and dinner hanging around to appease the folks who may protest over a complete name change?

Mon Dec 11, 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

Belk expanded by taking on business partners in various towns to open stores, and those patners typically had their names included in the store names. When they reorganized their corporate structure in 1998, most of the hyphenated names went away.

Tue Dec 12, 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

OMG!!! I just realized that pink car is the same shade as the tile in my bathroom!

Wed Dec 13, 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous CreditDriver said...

What I like about this picture is that there are so few cars on the parking! And it is free I guess. Those were great times!

Tue Aug 14, 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I think that this is Britton Plaza on the southside of Tampa on South Dale Mabry near MacDill AFB. Belk-Lindsey was the anchor store. There was a theater, a Neisner's, Cloth World, and other wonderful stores in this great mall.

Sat Sep 15, 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a Belk-Lindsey store in Pompano Beach, Fla. I have the actual postcard which reads:

One of Broward County's newest and Leading Dept. Stores. 666 Cypress Plaza Shopping Center Pompano Beach, Fla. 1 mile West of US#1 off McNab Rd or 5 Blocks South of Pompano's City Hall. In High School I worked in a similar looking Belk-Lindsey in Bellair Plaza in Daytona Bch.

Sun Nov 28, 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to say that this was Belk-Lindsey in the Bellaire Plaza in Daytona Beach. That center had a large Woolworth's, an Ivey's (Little Store), and a Publix. There was also an Ivey's and Furchgott's in the so - called downtown area of Daytona Beach. great memories! But I stand corrected I must be wrong.

Mon Apr 18, 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Richard Broadhurst said...

Definitely Cypress Plaza Shopping Center in Pompano Beach location as noted above. I grew up just south of there. I believe the entire complex has been replaced with apartments.

Sun Apr 15, 12:33:00 PM  

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