Retro Retail Video - Polo Park Shopping Centre
Polo Park Shopping Centre (1979)
Here's a dandy 1979 Christmas TV commercial for the Polo Park Shopping Centre, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which opened in 1959. Their Wikipedia entry is here. No, this mall isn't in America, but I'll loosen the focus once in a while for cool videos like this (and/or photos). As I always say, in the end, a groovy mall is a groovy mall...
Oh, and I also couldn't resist sharing a nice little graphic (left) from their website, just because it looked so dang cool. Actually, it kind of puts me in mind of the '70s style of retail advertising illustration...and I always appreciate that kind of trip. My hat's off to the artist behind it!
Polo Park has just launched a major $30 million renovation project (uh, they're calling it "makeover madness", which they proclaim is "taking over Polo Park!"), the ongoing updates of which can be found here, as well as here, for an overview on the pending changes to the shopping center...er, centre.