Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Daily Mall Reader: Mayfield Mall

A daily dose of mall-related reading...

"Mayfield Mall once a hot item"
Flashpoint of current debate was a popular spot in the '60s and '70s

Mountain View Voice - Friday, October 15, 2004

(Excerpt) Few who drive by Mayfield Mall's former location at the corner of Central Expressway and San Antonio Road realize they are passing the site of one of the first fully carpeted, air-conditioned shopping centers in the country.

Fewer still realize the mall's buildings remain intact, albeit heavily remodeled. However, if you want to see them, you better go soon -- they are not long for this world.

After over a decade of use as a Hewlett-Packard Co. campus, a new chapter in the site's history is about to unfold. The city has begun reviewing proposals to build a new housing development at the site, which some nearby residents are not looking forward to. The new residential neighborhood will replace what was once the Peninsula's premier shopping destination.

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Anonymous didi said...

This article just breaks my heart. I don't know whether it was a good thing that the owners pulled the plug on it early to save it from being a relic of its former self or whether in fact they could have done something more to save it.

"To the chagrin of the mall security guard, some local youth rode the escalators just for fun."

Who rides the escalators for fun anymore?

I think taht even if I had never been to this place, all malls are "our mall."

Sun May 13, 07:43:00 PM  

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