Crestwood Mall is disappearing, but the recent demolition of the “front” of the mall, built in 1984 opposite the original strip mall shops, has reappeared, temporarily.
Most fascinating to me, the curved original facade of the Sears, one of the original tenants, can be seen now.
Only a small portion of the enclosed renovation is left standing.
The front of the strip mall is rapidly coming down, as well.
The old Famous Barr, never a particularly noteworthy architectural gem, has holes punched in it.
But how the original facade of the department store functioned in the strip mall is more obvious now.