I have a sentimental soft spot for the Northwest Plaza Sears, as its architecture is very similar to the mall I went to as a child in Saginaw, Michigan, Fashion Square Mall.
I also realized that in some ways the architecture reminds me of Jabba the Hutt’s palace from third Star Wars movie.
Perhaps a serious problem for Northwest Plaza was that while the interior received a face-lift, the outside did not.
Yes, that is a hawk sitting on the roof of the canopy in front of the store.
Lava rock abounds in this building, and it adds a nice touch to the decoration.