Friday, June 08, 2007

Retro Mall Video: Columbia Mall (aka Avondale Mall) Demolition

Decatur, Georgia - March, 2007

The last Sears wall at the abandoned Columbia/Avondale Mall is razed to make way for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in its stead--much to the dismay of many local residents (which you can read about in another Columbia Mall entry). Such a sad sight for anyone who's a vintage mall lover.

Note: This video is only part one of four. For your viewing convenience, I put them all on one page in a playlist at YouTube, if you'd like to go watch the rest after this one. Click here for the playlist.

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Anonymous Mark said...

So sad to see something so beautifully crafted being torn down to make way for something so dull and boring and bland that should be taken down immediately asap.

Wal Mart has enough stores already, anymore and they're going to blow themselves out of the water.

(ever heard of overzealous expansion??? Mal-Wart?)

Mon Jun 11, 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you know what they say; NOTHING lasts forever. Something else was torn town or cut down to make way for that mall...and so it goes. Perhaps we'll live long enough to see the thousands of Wal-Marts become what?

Mon Jul 30, 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like monsters feasting at a horror movie!!!!
Peach in Easton, PA

Mon Oct 15, 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the second post commented, something alse had to be torn down to build this mall, that is true. My great grandparents and grandparents lived on this land for over 60 years. It was a working dairy farm. I played there as a child in the barns and pastures. It had many different farm animals and many forms of vegetables were grown there. Many happy memories. S.H.

Wed Jan 26, 01:51:00 PM  

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