Posted on 04/28/2017 6:15:53 PM PDT by SamAdams76
Back to the Crabtree Mall. It was the best thing going back in the early 1980s. The main anchors were Ann & Hope, Lechmere and Zayre’s with a nice food court that included the ubiquitous Orange Julius, Mrs Field’s cookies, Auntie Jenn’s Pretzels and some Chinese fast food joint in which you could get a heaping plate of rice and meat with Chinese women standing outside of it offering free samples of stuff on toothpicks. What was not to like?
Another anchor was Sears & Roebuck which was quite the store and they had dungarees, lawn mowers, washing machines and a huge section full of Craftsman tools as well as a huge furniture area and a bunch of TVs all tuned to the same station with some of them showing the picture constantly scrolling and in need of a v-hold adjustment. Remember the knob in the back of the TV in which you had to turn to keep the picture from scrolling? The Sears was so huge that they had escalators going to three levels.
The exterior corridor of the mall housed Pier 1 Imports, La-z-boy, Service Merchandise, Waldenbooks, Tape World, Brookstones, Pizza Hut, Ace Hardware, Jewelry store, Hickory Farms, Denny’s, a video game arcade, Hallmark Cards, Spencer’s Gifts, some candle store, CVS, Radio Shack, a multi-plex cinema showing movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and a bowling alley for bowling.
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A lot of space in this mall…
This place has got everything.
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