Crabtree Valley Mall
Interior view of the Thalhimers store and court area at Crabtree Valley Mall, in the 1970s. Thanks to, Phillip Long, for finding this vintage photo in a thesis pdf file online. While the scan quality isn't great (I gave it a little toning to make it easier on the eye), since I haven't yet covered Crabtree Valley Mall here, I'm happy to see this photo. Here's some early history from the mall's Wikipedia entry (the rest of the story is there, too):
"Crabtree Valley Mall opened in 1972 at the intersection of US 70/NC 50 (Glenwood Avenue) and the I-440 Beltline. Original anchors were Hudson Belk, Sears, Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimer's. The mall also included G.C. Murphy and Piccadilly Cafeteria.Mall history: 1972 - present
From the start, the mall pulled shoppers from all over central and eastern North Carolina. Many of them came to the 251,000 square foot Hudson Belk, which is still the largest store in the complex and serves as a Belk flagship. The mall was remodeled in the mid 1980s and added many upscale specialty stores. If faced remarkably little competition in its market until the 1990s, when Cary Towne Center in nearby Cary doubled in size and spawned a companion mall, Crossroads Shopping Center."
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
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