So this is how it all ends. With Macy’s chugging along, and apparently the Cheesecake Factory and the movie theater locked into long leases or owning their own buildings, Chesterfield Mall seems to have finally bit the dust. There are… Continue Reading
Years ago BeltSTL and I took a drive around Far North County and checked out some old buildings, including this old farmstead. The barns appear to look in good condition, though there has been no progress on finding a new… Continue Reading
As of late October, I can report that Mount Crestwood has been completely removed, and has now been seeded with grass. I will report on the grass’s growth in the spring.
I never thought Chesterfield Mall would join the ranks of Crumby Run-Down Malls of St. Louis. But it has, and despite surviving the Great Recession, was done in by the two new outlet malls further west. I used to love… Continue Reading
Did you ever have a friend who went through a rough patch, and then when they finally moved past that hardship, they just never were the same anymore? That’s sort of what I feel like when I look at Northwest… Continue Reading
Update: The mall was officially closed on May 24, 2019. After we saw a news report about how devastated St. Louis Mills was, we knew we needed to take a trip out there Saturday morning. We were not disappointed–I don’t… Continue Reading
Update: Due to public outcry, the large pile of dirt left behind, dubbed “Mount Crestwood,” was removed by October of 2018. There’s not much left to say about the demolition of Crestwood Mall; we have not learned from our past,… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Update: The bank building has now been demolished. I was shocked to discover the old bank building, the only survivor from the demolition of River Roads Mall, has in turn fallen vacant, and rapidly deteriorating.
The demolition of the old Crestwood Mall, and in particular its Stix, Baer and Fuller store, is accelerating as external evidence has appeared of interior demolition. The parking structure is long gone, and now the pavilion restaurant, once a hallmark… Continue Reading