Stores You Wish Would Return to the Mall of Abilene
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We all go to shopping at the mall and there are some great stores now but we had some great ones back in the day too. Here’s a list of a few of our (mine and my co-workers) favorite mall stores that we miss and wish would return.
Growing up in the early ’70s we has Westgate Mall located on South 1st, where the current, but now closed, K-Mart sits. Then in 1979 we had this big new, shiny Mall of Abilene come to town.
When the mall first opened I remember all kinds of great stores being there. Some I found old commercials for others are just mere memories. I realize Montgomery Ward was only in the Westgate Mall but I had to include it! Some other stores I couldn’t find commercials for include: Orange Julius, Circus World and KB Toys, Jerry’s Perfect Pets, Bob’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Bars, Grissom’s/Dunlap’s, Gadzooks and Stride Rite Shoes.
The video above features commercials from the following:
- Sam Goody
- Casual Corner
- Steve & Barry’s
- Service Merchandise
- Luby’s Cafeteria
- Wolrd Bazaar
- Montgomery Ward
- The Swiss Colony
What are some stores that you remember and wish were still here?