Friday, February 09, 2007

Retro Mall Video - Tower City Center

WEWS News, Cleveland (1990)

Video recording of a 1990 TV broadcast segment of the WEWS Channel 5 Eyewitness News, out of Cleveland.

This clip covers the grand opening of the Tower City Center, a large mixed-use facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, which includes a shopping mall at its heart. While 1990 isn't all that vintage to me, I dig stuff like this and still found the video quite interesting to watch. Check Wikipedia's Tower City entry for more good background info.


Blogger Funky-Rat said...

I was there in the fall of '91 - didn't realize it was brand new at that time.

It was very pretty, and very upscale. It's a shame about Higbee's being vacant. They filmed the Santa scene from A Christmas Story in that store. We saw a little plaque and a photo while we were there.

Fri Feb 09, 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

At least someone cared to mention them on Wikipedia...'s

I almost wonder how much different it could've been if I knew more about Higbee's outside the Christmas Story connection. (Toledo didn't have much besides a few like Lion's, Lasalle's or Tiedtke's as the local department stores people of my parents' and grandparents' generation could recall) :-)

Too bad someone hasn't bothered giving them a Wiki entry. :-(

Fri Feb 09, 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come when I click on viewing it the video is no longer available?

Sat Feb 10, 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doh! The idiots at youtube removed it. Hate when they do that. Gotta watch the vids quick on there as they disappear faster and faster these days (almost everything). :(

Sat Feb 10, 05:29:00 PM  

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