Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Daily Mall Reader: Memories Of Northgate Mall

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Memories Of Northgate Mall - March 17, 2007

(Excerpt) Thirty-five years ago this March 15, Chattanooga’s first all-enclosed shopping center – Northgate Mall – opened.

Because it was the first local mall, Northgate – which was designed by architects Jerry Cooper and Rodger Dodson and built by general contractor Ed Jolley – was welcomed with much fanfare.

Here is how longtime Chattanooga News-Free Press business writer John Vass described the event: “Hundreds of persons gathered in front of the center to observe the grand opening ceremonies and to await the chance to view for the first time the colorfully decorated stores inside.”

Read the full article here.


Blogger J.T. said...

Cool article. It sure answers a lot of Northgate questions I had. I sure miss the medieval Piccadilly's and I was suprised to hear that Loveman's was not the other I wish I knew where the mentioned strip was.

Sun Mar 25, 01:32:00 AM  

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