Retro Mall Video - Columbia Mall ad
Columbia Mall commercial (1980)
Here's an old Columbia Mall (Grand Forks, North Dakota) TV commercial spot from 1980.
Unfortunately it's pretty dark, rather low quality footage (and the volume is really low so you'll want to turn it up a lot for this clip), that was obviously ripped from someone's old videotape, but I still think it's neat to be able to see it today. Here's a little bit of the mall's history from its Wikipedia entry:
"Columbia Mall is an enclosed regional shopping mall in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota and is located at the intersection of 32nd Avenue South and Columbia Road. It is the largest mall within 120 km. It opened in 1978 and was developed by the Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation). The company anchored the mall with one of its Dayton's department stores as well as one of its Target discount stores. The Columbia Mall Target store was the first Target that was built as the anchor of an enclosed shopping center.Mall history: 1978 - present
Today, Columbia Mall houses three department store anchors (Macy's, J.C. Penney, and Sears), a 460-seat food court, and over 70 smaller stores. GK Development, Inc. of Barrington, Illinois is the current owner of the mall and is in the process of updating it and expanding its offerings. The new Dakota Cafe food court and a children's play area both opened in the fall of 2005 and there has been discussion of a multi-screen cinema possibly opening in the future."
Developer: Dayton Hudson Corporation
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
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