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
Obviously there’s a huge amount of work going on inside Crestwood Plaza, but the parking garage for the old Stix, Baer and Fuller is coming down slowly. Stylistically, the Stix, later Dillard’s department store was the most aesthetically pleasing, but… Continue Reading
Update: The completed redevelopment left much to be desired. The demolition of Northwest Plaza, once the queen of the shopping malls of St. Louis, continues. As the ill-fated, and revealed by the demolition of the cheaply built enclosure of the… Continue Reading
I didn’t have much time so I snapped a couple of bad photos, but I will return and document more of the demolition of what was once the largest outdoor mall in the world.
Update: Most of the mall was demolished and portions were redeveloped. When will these walls coming crashing down, the victim of demolition? Will there be any memory of what was here fifty years from now? How could such a thriving… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Alerted by a post at Vanishing St. Louis, I decided to use the new St. Louis Centre Memorial Parking Garage last Friday. That was a big mistake. I had already seen the new exterior, but I wanted the opportunity to… Continue Reading
I stopped by the Crestwood Sears last Thursday, looking for some good going-out-of-business-sale deals. I found the store just about completely stripped of all of its merchandise. I spent a lot of time at Crestwood Mall in the early 1990’s,… Continue Reading
Besides the Fairview Heights and South County stores, the Northwest Plaza Famous Barr is the third of the remaining signature domed departments stores. Much ado has been made of the enclosure of the original outdoor mall, but it is interesting… Continue Reading