Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sunvalley Mall - '60s or '70s vintage

Concord, California - late '60s early '70s

Vintage Sunvalley Mall aerial postcard photo. Current-day anchor tenants at the shopping center include JCPenney, Sears, and Macy's. Other tenants include Abercrombie & Fitch, Lane Bryant, Frederick's of Hollywood, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, and Sports Authority, among others. This nifty card's caption reads:
"Sunvalley Shopping Center. An aerial of the newest and most modern shopping center in the U.S.A. It is completely enclosed and air conditioned."
Mall history: 1967 - present
Current website: here
Developer: Taubman Centers, Inc.
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3

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Anonymous didi said...

Great mountain view.

Thu May 31, 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous J-Man said...

That would be Mt. Diablo.

My mother worked at the Macy's in SunValley from the day it opened. The original anchors were Macy's, Penney's and Sears. There was also a GCC movie theater (4 screens, I believe), an S.H. Kress (with its Whirly-Q Lunchette) and a food court (all of which are now gone.) They added on another wing to accommodate a new anchor-Emporium-Capwell. It's now the Macy's Men's and Home store. There was also another major remodel to extend the lower level.

Sat Jun 02, 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous ddave said...

I grew up across the street fom Sunvalley, watched it being built out of a tomato field. Now a days the mall is to high end for most people. Its neat seeing a old picture of the mall.

Sat Jun 02, 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"High end"?? You're kidding right? It was high end through the 80's now it's ghetto with all the athletic shoe stores and places that cater to kids.

Wed Oct 24, 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is high end in some aspects, with places like Coach and Abercrombie and Fitch and other high end retailers. I'm not sure how they get customers that shop much at those establishments, because the customer demographics of the surrounding area are not high end and there are similar shops in Walnut Creek, where the demographics are much more upscale.

Sun Sep 05, 02:44:00 AM  

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